For a change, I occasionally make this balsamic salad dressing. I still put lemon juice in it as I do not want too much of the acid vinegar which I just use to add flavour. I always get organic balsamic vinegar.
Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer. If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily? Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing. Do not use it for cooking. It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage. Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my salad. It is the main ingredient in this Balsamic salad dressing.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
As I don’t use sugar for my cooking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. So all you need in this olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is a few drops. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.
Basil has been considered to be ‘The Oldest Herb’. It has been used for health reasons for its distinct flavour which is delicious. It is one of my favorite herbs to use in my kitchen.
Time to make my balsamic salad dressing.
Balsamic Salad Dressing
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1-3 tsp basil
- 1/2-1 tsp marjoram
- 1/4 tsp rosemary
- 1/8 tsp liquid stevia
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I hope you enjoyed my Balsamic Salad Dressing. Here are more Salad Dressing Recipes for Your Salads:
Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing– This is a simple salad dressing base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs or types of salty flavours.
Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing – I love this tahini salad dressing recipe for its simplicity but mostly because it gives me a creamy dressing that is vegan.
Delicious Raspberry Dressing – Usually, this raspberry salad dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but it does not have any vinegar in it. Vinegar is not an ingredient I use as it is so acidic and can be hard on the stomach. I use lemon juice which is healthier, alkaline-forming and is a nutrient-rich superfood. So I call it ‘Raspberry Salad Dressing’.
Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing – This is a simple easy to make vegan yogurt salad dressing to make and always enjoyed whenever I serve it.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing – This salad dressing is full of 3 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging.
Delicious Tomato Salad Dressing – This tomato salad dressing is a very light dressing recipe and is excellent for those wanting a low-fat dressing. It is always good to make your own salad dressing so you can use a nutritious oil, not too much salt and no sugar. I have been making my own salad dressing for decades.
Warm Tahini Salad Dressing – Salads are not usually high on the menu in winter or cold seasons, but one way of making them easier to eat is to have a warm dressing on them.
Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing – This ‘Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing’ is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavours. This is enough for three large salads.
Lemon-Mint Salad Dressing – This a delicious and refreshing mint salad dressing.