6 healthier alternatives to store bought salad dressings

Published on August 28, 2023

Spoiler alert: no more boring salads!Β 

When it comes to crafting salads that truly dazzle your taste buds, there’s one key player in the game: the dressing. But let’s face it, many store-bought dressings are loaded with stuff like excess fat, sneaky sugar, and ingredients we’d rather steer clear of. πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ

Now, we get it, the idea of whipping up your own dressing can seem a bit intimidating. But guess what? We’ve got your back! πŸ™Œ

Here’s the deal: We’ve rounded up 6 ridiculously simple and way healthier dressings that you can whip up in mere minutes. Yep, you read that right! Plus, the best part? You can make a bunch in one go and keep them in your fridge for salad perfection whenever you crave it. This way, you’ll find yourself eating MORE salads than ever before! πŸ₯—βœ¨ So, let’s dive in and add some zing to those greens! πŸ’ƒ



Mix 120 ml tahini, 60 ml lemon juice, 1-2 minced garlic cloves and salt & pepper to taste.



Mix 140 ml natural yoghurt, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tsp anchovy paste, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp white sugar, 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 70g parmesan, 3 tbsp milk and some salt and pepper to taste.



Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a 3:1 ratio. Season with salt and pepper and add herbs and other ingredients to your liking. Let your imagination run wild on that one. Some of our favourite flavour pairings are Raspberry & Basil; Strawberry & Mint; Honey, Sesame & Coriander and Ginger, Chilli and Mint.



Smash or even better blend 2 avocados, then add 180ml natural yoghurt, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard, 2 minced garlic cloves, 3 chopped scallions and season to taste. Finish with chopped basil and chives.



Mix 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 3tbsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1/2 tsp dried oregano and fresh or dried basil.



Mix 120ml natural yoghurt, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, 1.5 tbsp seasoning: garlic powder, salt and pepper.


Say “adios” to those store-bought dressings that are packed with all kinds of mysterious additives and preservatives. πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Instead, go for these DIY dressings that are not only a breeze to make but also explode with the pure, unadulterated goodness of natural flavours. πŸ˜‹πŸŒΏ

And hey, here’s the fun part: Feel free to play around with different combinations to suit your taste buds’ mood of the day. πŸŽ‰ Mix, match, and discover endless possibilities for a healthier, tastier plate that’ll have you doing the happy salad dance every single day. πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ

Trust us, your salads will be singing your praises, and your taste buds? Well, they’re in for a serious treat! πŸ™ŒπŸŽΆ So, get ready to savour the salad revolution!