Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe

Salads are a healthy diet staple. But most store-bought salad dressings are anything but healthy!

Often this “lettuce frosting” is loaded with fat which makes it easy to overshoot calories. Not to mention many are very high in sodium which causes bloating or water retention.

Fortunately, there is an alternative to make salads healthy again. The solution is to make your own salad dressing at home.

For that reason, I’m going to share a healthy homemade salad dressing recipe that’s super simple to make and tastes great.

After you try it you can experiment with your own recipes. The possibilities are endless!

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How to Make Homemade Salad Dressing


  • 4 Oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Oz White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tsp Honey Mustard (or substitute Spicy Brown)
  • ½ Tsp Chopped Basil
  • Dash of Black Pepper


Mix all ingredients in a salad dressing bottle and shake well.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 2 Tbsp

Calories 140 | Fat 14g, Carbs 5g, Protein 0g,

Sugar 4g, Sodium 0mg

Salad Dressing Bottle

You can find plain salad dressing bottles at most department stores. But I found this cool salad dressing recipe bottle at Target. It has several more healthy recipes right on the side of the bottle and convenient volume markings.

Salad Dressing for Weight Loss

Homemade salad dressing is a great alternative to store-bought dressing when it comes to weight loss. Because it gives you total control over the ingredients so you can remove sugar and carbs for a low carb diet. In addition, you’ll notice there is zero sodium, which will help shed pounds of water weight.

It’s important to note the base ingredient in many of these recipes is extra virgin olive oil. This is a healthy fat rich in omegas, but it is still very calorie-dense. So be careful not to over pour! And use a tablespoon to help you measure it out for better portion control if necessary.

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