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All you need is love and a good salad dressing



The most "nutritionist-y" thing I could say is that I love salad. I really do love vegetables. Not cucumber sticks and red pepper just hanging out on a plate, but a melody of colorful, crunchy vegetables paired with the perfect protein and a yummy dressing.


Here are three of my go-to dressings. I am eating at least one salad a day and I need a yummy dressing. There are days when olive oil and lemon juice hit the spot, but there are days when I need a little more oomph. Check out these that I use regularly for a little yumminess with my colorful salad.


Upgraded Ranch Dressing- 8 servings


  • 1 cup Cashews (raw)

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast

  • 3/4 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 3 tbsps Tahina

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

  • 1/4 cup Parsley (finely chopped)

  • 1/4 cup Chives (finely chopped)

Combine everything in the food processor or with an immersion blender and store in a glass jar.


My Favorite Dressing- 6 servings


This is the dressing I am most often asked for.


  • 1/2 cup All Natural Peanut Butter (smooth)

  • 1/4 cup Lime juice (lemon will do in a pinch)

  • 2 tbsps Water

  • 2 Garlic (cloves, minced)

  • 1/4 tsp Garlic granules or one clove of garlic

  • 2 tbsps Water

  • 1 tbsps sesame oil

Put everything into a jar and shake it until blended, or whisk ingredients together.


For Salads with Fruit & Veggies- 8 servings


I love a crisp persimmon or pear or some strawberries with mixed greens, crunchy almonds, and chicken. This dressing is easy and yum.


  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1/4 cup Light Olive Oil

  • 2 tbsps Dijon Mustard

  • 3 tbls Maple Syrup

  • 2 tsps Nutritional Yeast (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


Mix together in a jar or with a whisk.




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The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.

― Julia Child

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