Citrus Vinaigrette

Most packaged salad dressing are filled with sugars -- who thought eating a salad should shock your blood sugar levels? It’s easy to make healthy dressing from whole ingredients in just minutes. 

Source: Jim's Pantry Recipes


1⁄3 cup
lime or citrus juice (preferably fresh squeezed, but bottled works in a pinch.)
1 tablespoon
Dijon mustard
1 clove
1⁄2 teaspoon
sea salt
1 teaspoon
dried herbs (tarragon goes very well with Dijon; others like Parsley, Sage, Oregano or others)
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1 teaspoon
sunflower or grapeseed oil (optional)
2 tablespoons


Crush cloves with side of wide knife and peel. Leave whole, but crushed a bit. Add garlic, salt and pepper to citrus juice in a bottle. Add olive oil and water. Shake well. Will keep for weeks in the refrigerator.

Because this is real olive oil it will coagulate into a solid. You need to remove from fridge and warm at room temperature or under warm water before using. To prevent this coagulation, add a teaspoon of a different oil, like Sunflower or Grapeseed.

For variations:
Switch out citrus juice for red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
Switch out garlic for ginger (or add them both).
Switch out mustard for hot sauce.