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Posted on 08-24-2015

Healthy Salad Dressings

These healthy salad dressings; made with olive oil can help you fight cancer, avoid toxins, and add flavor to any salad!

There are many health benefits to homemade salad dressings. The salad dressings that you buy on the store shelves today are full of un-pronounceable ingredients. Remember, if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it!

The base of all salad dressings is the oil; choosing healthy oils will make all of the difference when it comes nutrition, avoiding toxins, and adding flavor to your salad dressings.  Almost 90% of all salad dressings you buy in the store are made with canola oil, also known as rapeseed oil, which is low in nutrients and high in oxidized Omeg-6 fatty acids and the wrong forms of Omega-3 fatty acids. Check out this article to understand why to avoid canola oil, or rapeseed oil.  

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) is already known as a superfood, but is now being looked at for inducing rapid death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.1 The compound that is found in EVOO – oleocanthal is shown to break down the fragile lysosomal membranes of cancer cells within 30 minuets.  Extra-virgin olive oil is also known to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and an anti-inflammatory.  Check out this article on the new studies on olive oil, and why you need to add it to your diet. 

How to find the best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.

  1. Check the Date. Use it within two years of the harvest date.
  2. Look for NAOOA Quality Seal.
  3. Sold in dark Glass Bottles.
  4. D.O.P. Certified Italian Oil
  5. Beware of Bargains.
  6. Avoid “Light” Olive Oil

Salad dressing has these basic ingredients. 

  1. Oil
  2. Vinegar
  3. Sweetener
  4. Herbs
  5. Seasoning

Using high-quality ingredients will insure excellent nutrition for you and your family. You will also want a good hand mixer, blender bottle, or food processor to help distribute the ingredients evenly.  

Here are Focused On You Chiropractic’s healthy salad dressings made by Dr. Tabitha. These healthy salad dressing made with extra-virgin olive oil will add high quality nutrients to any of your salads.

Basic Vinaigrette

  • 4 TBSP Extra-virgin olive Oil
  • 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Raw Local Honey
  • -Mix with a hand blender or mixer bottle.

Healthy Greek

  • 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 TBSP Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP Feta Cheese
  • 1 TBSP Raw Local Honey
  • 2 TBSP Organic Oregano
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • -Mix with a hand blender or mixer bottle.

Raw Caesar

  • ½ cup Soaked Cashews (soak cashews for 3-6 hours in filtered water)
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Organic Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Raw Local Honey
  • 1 Anchovy
  • 1 TSP Garlic
  • ½ TSP Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • -Blend with a stand blender, or food processor.

You can also substitute high quality flaxseed oil for the extra –virgin olive oil if you would like to get a good dose of healthy Omega-3s.


Here are links to the articles referred to in the above text.

1. GreenMed Info : Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells in 30 Minuets 


2. Authority Nutrition: Canola Oil:Good or Bad?


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