Nothing beats hand made dressings and vinaigrettes. Making sure a guilt free and healthy salad stays guilt free and healthy is best done from scratch. So many salad dressings are made by mayonnaise based starters and contain higher amounts of sodium to act as a preservative. Ever wonder how store bought salad dressings stay so long in the refrigerator? Using dried herbs instead of fresh is one way of increasing a dressing's shelf life, also by an addition of unnecessary salt for preservation. Know what that salad is dressed with, and what is in the dressing for a truly guilt free meal.
Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Herbal vinegars are a culinary delight. They can be used to cook or drizzled straight out of the bottle as a healthy alternative to salad dressing, and they make wonderful homespun gifts.
Vinegar was a great accident. It's been around for as long as there has been fermented beverages, such as wine, beer, champagne and sake. The French named it, as "vin" means "wine" and "aigre" means "sour."