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3 Healthy Salad Dressings

Oct 2, 2018

vinaigrette-LR-1Simply put, there’s no better way to get in your veggies than a delicious salad for dinner.  Out with the salad made strictly of green leaves and in with the crunchy, colourful salads with a savoury dressing. Speaking of dressings, here are 3 easy recipes that will make you want to eat salads all day!

1. Avocados and herbs

4 portions

Ingredients

  • 2 small ripe avocados (about 1 cup of avocado flesh if you’re using frozen)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurts
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup fresh dill, minced
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • ½ cup fresh mint, minced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the olive oil, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend down to a puree. Salt and pepper to taste
  2. Lower the speed and slowly start to add the oil. Keep blending until you have a creamy consistency. Add more water if you prefer a dressing that’s more liquid.

This dressing will stay in the fridge for up to 1 week and won’t freeze. Serving idea : romaine lettuce, tomatoes, corn and black beans.

2. Spicy mango dressing

4 portions

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  • 2 mangoes, cubed (or 1 cup of cubed frozen mangoes, defrosted)
  • 1 jalepeno, seeded and minced
  • the zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions : Add all ingredients and blend to a puree.

This dressing will stay in the fridge for up to 1 week and won’t freeze.  Serving idea: cherry tomatoes, peppers, red onions, cucumbers and shrimp.

 3. Blueberry balsamic dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Put the blueberries, vinegar, honey, lemon juice and water into a blender and puree. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Lower the speed of the blender and carefully add the oil gradually. Keep blending until the dressings has a creamy consistency.

This dressing will stay in the fridge for up to 1 week and won’t freeze. Serving idea: Mesclun, blueberries, roasted pecans, beets and goat cheese.

Written by Marie-Ève Caplette, Registered Dietitian and Half Your Plate Campus ambassador

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