8/20/2014

Homemade Salad Dressing for Whole 30

My go to salad dressing is simply plain olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but now that the mainstay of my diet has become salads (thanks to the Whole 30 diet that I'm still plugging away on), I'm trying to put a little more effort into my salad dressing. 

This isn't always easy when many vinegars contain chemicals or sugars, and any normal brand salad dressing contains all sorts of ingredients I'm trying to avoid. 

Here is my recipe for one of the various salad dressings I've been making lately . . . 


In a blender or food processor, blend these ingredients:

1 clove of garlic
2 small red sweet peppers
1/4 bunch of fresh cilantro
The juice of one lemon squeezed by hand
2 dried apricots (the natural organic kind without any additives)
1/4 c organic white wine vinegar
2T apple cider vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
1t real redmond salt

This dressing has tang from the vinegar, a freshness from the cilantro and lemon, a spicy bite from the garlic, and yet still sweet from the peppers and apricots.