If you’re trying to eat no-carb or low-carb in your diet, then you know one of the hardest things to find on the store shelves is salad dressing. I did the Whole30 plan a few years ago and am currently doing the Trim, Healthy Mama meal plan. Both of those require NO sugar in your foods. Store-bought salad dressings are some of the worst offender of sneaky sugar in your diet. So, what’s a girl to do? Make your own homemade salad dressing recipe! If you’re a Drive-Thru Sue (that’s a THM reference), let me share this simple, quick and delicious recipe for lemon vinaigrette salad dressing using lemon essential oil.
I love my Kolder Salad Dressing blender bottle for making the measurements super easy.
The Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is right on the bottle along with a whole bunch of others, but I decided to improve it just a tad. Here is my version of the recipe with a special ingredient.
Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette
12 oz olive oil
4 oz balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 T. mustard powder
1-2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
4 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil (You could also substitute orange or lime oils)
Shake all those together and you’ve got yourself a killer salad dressing! The lemon oil brightens up the flavor of the balsamic and adds an intense flavor that is just incredible.
Check out my favorite lunch these days…. YUM.
I cannot recommend ingesting other brands of essential oils because I don’t know their purity, but Young Living has a Seed to Seal guarantee, which assures me their oils are safe to ingest (as long as they are labeled dietary supplement you’re good to go!) ALL oils in the new Young Living Vitality line (white labels) are safe to ingest. Click here to read more about the new Vitality line of essential oils.
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