Repeat after me: I will not buy any more bottled salad dressings.
Here’s why. Bottled salad dressings are full of unnecessary processed sugars, thickeners, flavors and stabilizers that make it look pretty in the bottle. Good for your health? Not so much.
It is easier to make a homemade salad dressing such as Honey Balsamic Dressing than it is to drive to the store to buy one. Simply add the ingredients to a mason jar, put on the lid and shake.
This Honey Balsamic Dressing is a versatile, delicious dressing but especially good drizzled on my Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad.
Try it and let me know what you think below!
Honey Balsamic Dressing
Makes about 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon honey, preferably local
½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- In a mason jar or other glass container with a lid, add the vinegar, lemon juice and zest, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil. Shake well for about 30 seconds. Drizzle over salads or use as a marinade for fish or chicken.
Heather Carey, MS is a nutritionist and chef with a private practice and teaching kitchen in Southport, CT. She coaches woman and teaches heathy online cooking classes online via Zoom or locally to clients in Fairfield County.