Ordering the salad doesn’t always mean you’re making the best choice for your diet. But the problem on your plate isn’t usually the salad itself—it’s the dressing on top.
Whether it’s coming out of a restaurant or from a bottle off the supermarket shelf, salad dressing can add plenty of unnecessary calories to your daily diet—especially if it’s loaded with lower-quality omega-6 oils, sugars, and stabilizers.
Of course, few people want to eat plain old vegetables. The solution? Make your own dressing, so you can choose higher-quality ingredients and keep an eye on your macros.
Here are 10 of the healthiest and tastiest salad dressing recipes known to man.
Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D., (@80twentyrule) is the president of 80 Twenty Nutrition.