Simple and Delicious Salad Dressing


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 1 tsp dried or chopped fresh herbs (basil, oregano, scallion, parsley, chives, etc.)
  • A few drops of agave, honey or Stevia
  • Optional:  1 clove crushed, chopped garlic

Put all ingredients into a glass jar and shake until blended; or put into a small bowl and stir with a fork until blended.  Use in a salad (mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, mushrooms, sprouts, red onions, sunflower seeds or slivered almonds, raisins or dried cranberries, fresh orange sections, fresh herbs, etc.) or as a dip or dressing on top of steamed or microwaved asparagus or raw veggies.  Guaranteed to be better tasting than the store-bought dressings, and much healthier.  Keeps in the refrigerator for up to a month (or longer).  Olive oil may harden when refrigerated, so get it to room temperature before serving.  You can speed up “melting” by putting the jar into a warm or hot water bath.

easy summer salad

cooling summer salad