At Nuvo Olive Oil, we NEVER use this kind of salad dressing, and you shouldn’t either. Read on to find out why, and see the super simple healthy alternative below.
What Kind Of Salad Dressing Should We Avoid?
The kind of salad dressing to avoid is a pre-made store-bought salad dressing…
Why Should You Avoid Store-Bought Salad Dressings?
- Almost all store-bought salad dressings have high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
- Almost all store-bought salad dressings contain super refined, health-destroying oils like:
- Soybean oil,
- Refined canola oil...
What’s Wrong With Soybean And Canola Oil?
Well, despite all the deceptive marketing health claims, soybean and canola are dangerous for your health because they create widespread disease provoking inflammation throughout the body.
Find out more about the dangers of processed vegetable oils, including canola oil.
No, you cannot see the dangerous damage inside your body cells, but researchers now know that most chronic diseases stem from chronic inflammation.
How Vegetable Oils Become Dangerous:
First, the refining process of both soybean and canola oil oxidizes the fat compounds and this makes them inflammatory to your body cells.
Also, soybean oil is WAY too high in omega-6 fatty acids which throw your omega-6 to omega-3 balance out of whack.
BTW, Omega-6 fatty acids are found big time in processed packaged foods because they are cheap, and make the products shelf stable. And, frankly, most people still rely on highly processed packaged food, so, most people already get way too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3.
What If The Bottle Claims It Contains Olive Oil?
We know that olive oil is jammed packed with health benefits, but when it comes to store-bought dressings, the amount is hardly measurable.
Yes the front label may boast about olive oil as an ingredient, but don’t be fooled.
Go ahead and look more closely at the ingredient amounts, and you’ll usually see that the amount is negligible.
Healthy Olive Oil Based Alternative Salad Dressing Recipe To The Rescue:
So, let’s make a super simple, lower cost, and much healthier salad dressing at home.
Ready? Here’s what you do.
Nuvo Olive Oil’s Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Fill your salad dressing container (E.G. a pint sized mason jar) with these approximate ratios of liquids:
- 1/3rd of container filled with balsamic vinegar
- 1/3rd of container filled with apple cider vinegar
- fill the remaining 1/3rd of container with extra virgin olive oil
- Add just a small touch (approx 1 or 2 teaspoons) of real maple syrup
- Add a little bit of onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper and then shake the container to mix all ingredients well.
NOTE: Refrigerate and shake each time before use. And feel free to experiment with the amount, the flavor of olive oil and balsamic (maybe Meyer Lemon Oil and Fig Balsamic next time), or the kind of spices. E.G. if you enjoy Italian spices, try a pinch and see how it tastes.
This homemade salad dressing mixture is delicious and healthy, and we pretty much never get tired of it!
Other Ways To Use Nuvo Olive Oil Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Use as a dip for bread, crackers, or raw veggies,
- Use as a marinade for grilling
- Use on your cooked veggies
- You can even stir fry with it.
There you have it.
Have your own cool salad dressing recipe?
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