This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it on one of my salads. This is why I created the exact recipe years ago.
It is important to have a healthy salad dressing because it is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad. I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.
A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly-processed salad dressing from the supermarket which is not healthy as it is filled with artificial flavorings, colorings, preservatives, sugar, and white distilled vinegar (which is hard on the digestive system).
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 olive oil lemon juice 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.
To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait.
It is properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans. Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired, use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.
Time to make your own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing
Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2-4 drops stevia
- 1/4 tsp Braggs
- dried herbs or garlic optional
- Blend all of the ingredients in a Blender.
- Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to your taste.
- Now pour your 'Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing' onto your salad.
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