3 Clean Salad Dressing Recipes

Did you know it only takes maybe 5 minutes to make a delicious salad dressing? And it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients at all! Here are 3 of our best.

Did you know it only takes maybe 5 minutes to make a delicious salad dressing? And it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients in it! Having a salad every day is a great way to increase health for the new year. However, if you take all those glorious veggies and add dressing that contains MSG, and other nasty stuff, that salad just turned into a toxic mess. This is one of the many reasons we have come to love our homemade salad dressings so much! They are “Easy Peasy,” simple as can be and taste totally fantastic.

One of our most loved posts last year was our 2 Clean Eating Salad Dressings. Everyone really enjoyed them and said how grateful they were for healthy dressings. We have a whole arsenal of mouthwatering dressings that really add to any salad so we wanted to share a few more with you today. Happy and Healthy eating!

P.S. Have you read our article about Why Wheat is the Superfood of 2017?! We think you’ll really enjoy it!

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3 Clean Salad Dressing Recipes, Copycat Olive Garden Dressing – Did you know it only takes maybe 5 minutes to make a delicious salad dressing? And it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients at all! Here are 3 of our best.

We discovered a Copycat Olive Garden dressing several years back and couldn’t help but put our own twist on it. It has now become a favorite dressing around here! You won’t believe the flavor.

Remember to keep your ingredients organic for optimum nutrition!

Ingredients
½ cup mayonnaise
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. lemon juice
4 Tbs. Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
½ tsp. dry parsley
¼ tsp. garlic powder

Directions
Mix all ingredients together and pour over salad.

3 Clean Salad Dressings, Creamy Italian Dressing – Did you know it only takes maybe 5 minutes to make a delicious salad dressing? And it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients at all! Here are 3 of our best.

You may recognize this picture as our Creamy Italian Corn Salad. We fell so in love with the dressing for this amazing salad that we tried it on some green salads too. Oh. My. Goodness. You are in for a treat!

Remember to keep your ingredients organic for optimum nutrition!

Ingredients
½ cup olive oil
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 tsp. Italian seasoning
4 Tbs. red wine vinegar
4 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. Real Salt
pinch of black pepper
cayenne to taste

Directions
Mix all ingredient together and pour over salad.

3 Clean Salad Dressings, Cilantro Lime Dressing – Did you know it only takes maybe 5 minutes to make a delicious salad dressing? And it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients at all! Here are 3 of our best.

This mouthwatering dressing had it’s debut on our Summer Cilantro Lime Slaw. Now we can’t stop eating it! It has so much fabulous flavor and is so simple to make. Enjoy!

Remember to keep your ingredients organic for optimum nutrition!

Ingredients
⅔ cup olive oil
1 ⅓ cup lime juice
4 Tbs. honey
½ cup fresh chives
½ cup fresh cilantro
1 tsp. Real Salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Directions
Place all ingredients into a bowl. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Pour over salad. If you don’t have an immersion blender you can pour all ingredients into a blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth.

Which dressing sounds the best to you? Tell us in the comments!

Vegetarian Tuscan Soup with Kale and White Beans

Vegetarian Tuscan Soup with Kale and White Beans! It’s light, flavorful, easy to make and packed with nutrition. What’s more nutritious than kale in soup?

Who is ready for some divinely delicious vegetarian soup? We sure are! There is just something special about a vegetarian soup. This one tastes fantastic after a long day of shopping or is very tasty to take to a Christmas party. It’s light, flavorful, easy to make and packed with nutrition. What’s more nutritious than kale in soup?

Kale can aid weight loss, protect eyes, lower the risk of cancer and lower cholesterol. Kale also happens to be a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K. There are plenty of reasons to eat kale and it tastes amazing in this soup!

Despite the bad rep they sometimes get, Potatoes can reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, relieve high blood pressure, relieve indigestion, support brain function, and they are easy to digest. (source)

Sweet Potatoes can potentially improve blood sugar regulation. They have anti-inflammatory nutrients and antioxidant nutrients. They contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, and manganese. (source)

According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Mushrooms can help boost the immune system, prevent respiratory infections and prevent breast cancer. (source)

It’s easy to see how much nutrition this soup can hold and this is just scratching the surface! We haven’t even talked about the potential benefits of quinoa, beans, tomatoes, etc. All in all, it’s a very good soup to have on hand during the cold months.

For more vegetarian recipes make sure to try our Vegetarian Lime Fajitas, Baked Falafel Pockets, Healthy Garden Pizza with Alfredo Sauce and Healthy Mac & Cheese.

For more wonderful soup recipes just like this one, make sure you stop by our Bacon Rosemary Sweet Potato Soup, Wild Rice and Mushroom Chicken Soup, Chicken Enchilada Soup, and Tomato Basil Soup.

P.S. Let’s stay connected! We’d love to share all of our real food recipes and tips with you through Email, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram! We always have more healthy and delicious recipes on the way 🙂

Remember to keep your ingredients organic for optimum nutrition!

Ingredients

1 onion, diced
4-6 cloves garlic, diced
½ cup butter
1-2 jalepenos OR 1 bell pepper, diced
6-8 carrots, diced
4-6 celery stalks, diced
10-15 mushrooms, sliced
1 quart tomatoes
1 large sweet potato, diced
3-4 large potatoes, diced
8-10 kale leaves, chopped
1 sprig rosemary
1 sprig thyme
1 sprig sage
Real Salt and black pepper to taste
water to cover
3-4 cups cooked white beans
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
Parmesan cheese to garnish

Directions

Sauté onions and garlic in butter until golden. Add peppers and continue to cook 2-3 minutes. Add carrots, celery and mushrooms. Continue to cook until carrots and celery turn vibrant in color. Add all remaining ingredients except beans, quinoa, corn and Parmesan cheese. Add enough water to cover by a couple of inches.

This is important for when you add the remaining ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer until veggies are tender. Remove spice sprigs. Add beans, quinoa and corn. Continue to heat until completely warmed through. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.