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.
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).
I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.
Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing Ingredients
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.
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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. Lemon juice adds that important extra tang to this olive oil lemon juice salad dressing.
In a salad dressing, one of the ingredients is usually sugar. As I don’t use sugar for my cooking I often use stevia which is a 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. Therefore, the best stevia will 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 (freshly squeezed is best)
- 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.
- Now wasn't that simple.
Here is one salad that I put this dressing on.
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20 thoughts on “Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing Is Delicious And Easy To Make”
Hi ~ Thanks for the recipes.
These are very similar to what I typically make, except you have stevia in yours.
I know lots of people add a touch of sweet to these dressings. Is it also a nutrition issue with stevia? I have read that it has some positive attributes nutritionally, besides being naturally sweet and non chemical. Your opinion is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Yes I like to put a little stevia in to my dressings instead of honey as I find it a much healthier ingredient as we get way too much sugar as it is. See the article here: https://www.realfoodforlife.com/real-sugar/
i used Stevia extract as a sugar substitute because i am diabetic. Stevia is really sweeter than sucrose.~`*
I have been experimenting with Stevia products for about a year and I’m convinced it’s better than sugar in all uses. I think it tastes better, also.
I just read an article on here that stevia is very bad for you and that it caused dna changes in rats. geeze talk about conflicting information. First its good then its bad?
Betty, thank you for your concern. I have heard of those studies. What is not clear is what kind of stevia product they used. The big problem is how stevia is extracted and what else has been added to it. It can be unnaturally processed using hexane or hydrochloric acid or some form of alcohol. Also, synthetic ingredients such as ascorbic acid, citric acid or xanthan gum can be added. The white powder form of stevia is highly processed and devoid of nutrition and often contains bulking agents which can be toxic.
So it is best to use a naturally processed stevia without any harmful additives. The only added ingredient in the stevia I use is chrysanthemum flowers which give it a good taste.
One last thing to add is that there is no food or beverage that we should over do it with. Variety is important.
I use organic Stevia everyday in my cup of coffee, I buy it at trader joe’s. Also, at the Farmer’s Market i have found organic Stevia in plant form all u do is boil it and steep it and its natural sugar without it being processed. I love it!
Good to hear Rosie that you have found a good form of stevia and take the time to make it from the plant yourself.
Where did you find stevia with chrysanthemum flowers in it? Sounds wonderful!
Hi Sandi, I will send you an email as to where I get mine.
What I do every day is make a large green salad and dress it with a little olive oil, toss and then put a little lemon juice on and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss again. Then serve.
I used to toss the salad with olive oil and then sprinkle lemon pepper on it. Also very good.
Marie, that is the way to go! I am proud of you getting that salad in daily. And yes you can be very simple and just put the olive oil and lemon right on. I like having a bottle in the fridge made up as it makes it even easier for me as I do not have to squeeze a lemon. 🙂
Bragg’s what????? There are a few Bragg’s product…….
Click on the Braggs link above and you will get the description.
Hi Diana, I always make my own dressings and love to hear about other healthy ingredients to add. I usually use olive oil, lemon and lime. I am in Australia and I don’t know of the Braggs brand, do you have any ideas of another brand? I love your site by the way 🙂
Hi Marina, I corrected your comment, hope that is ok.
I am happy to hear that you are making your own salad dressings. Braggs is like tamari or soy sauce but not so salty as they add no salt to it. Using Braggs seasoning is not a must. A little of anything that is a bit salty is good. Like a vege salt.
I would really appreciate it if the nutritional breakdown would be included with all recipes including the above lemon juice, olive oil one. Thank you.
Hi Karen. I am sorry but that is not something I can easily do. Already I spend 100’s of hours creating recipes, writing articles and answering questions. All of which I do not get paid for. If you would like to help with that job I would be most grateful.
Thank you Diana, of course correcting is fine. That is great to know since I do use Tamari in dressings. Thank you for such a prompt response! Have a great day, or evening as it may be for you there.
Hi I was looking at your recipe as I will be having my gallbladder removed and I have to use virgin oil instead of the normal salad dressings. However I have no idea what a Braggs is? Is it a herb? I have never heard of it. Please help me. Also I noticed that as I typed in the comment box the page kept on moving up and down. Thanks.