8 Quick and Delicious WLC Compliant Salad Dressings

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  • October 21, 2016

“The look of excitement on her face quickly turned to one of disappointment and then horror. For Zeus had packed the box full of all the terrible evils he could think of. Out of the box poured disease and poverty. Out came misery, out came death, out came sadness…”

— Pandora’s Box…or someone reading salad dressing ingredient labels.

It’s almost impossible to find compliant salad dressings in the store. Most are chock full of sugar, dairy, and artificial ingredients. They’re a cocktail of point-destroying enemies — not to mention, they’re not very healthy.

What to do? Dry salads are an abomination and store bought dressings are simply not necessary when salad dressings are so easy to make. It’s simple and easy to create a basic salad dressing and then spice it up to suit your tastes.

The Formula for WLC Compliant Salad Dressings

  1. Gather ingredients for Basic Vinaigrette. Remember different oils and vinegars impart a unique taste.
  2. Decide if you want your dressing to be creamy by adding WLC compliant mayonnaise.
  3. Add seasoning.

It’s as simple as that! Watch the video above for detailed instructions. And never go dry or eat a substandard salad dressing again!

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Basic Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons oil (preferably extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (white, cider, red, etc.)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper (preferably fresh-ground)

Italian Vinaigrette

  • Basic vinaigrette (made with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Bacon Dressing

  • Basic vinaigrette (made with grape-seed oil and cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon WLC-compliant crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely minced onion or 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch celery seed (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard (optional)
  • Stevia (to taste)

Mustard Dressing

  • Italian vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • Stevia (to taste)

Basic Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing

Creamy Garlic Dressing

  • Basic Creamy Vinaigrette dressing (made with olive oil and white vinegar)
  • 1 garlic clove (put through press) or 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning (optional)

Lemon Dressing

  • Basic vinaigrette (made with olive oil and lemon juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Basic vinaigrette (made with olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning (optional)
References:
1. Thekitchn.com, “How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette.”
2. Food.com, “Basic Vinaigrette Dressing With 8 Variations.”
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Peter helps people to master the fundamentals of movement technique and nutrition to amplify their performance and carve out new levels of leanness. Find out more about him at Train Smart Digital.

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