I don’t like sauces. Condiments, dressings, you name it… I’m not a fan. The ONLY exceptions are ketchup and BBQ sauce! That being said, I’ve started to try new things and try to expand my sauce palette. I’ve come to tolerate light salad dressings like a light vinaigrette – but not balsamic- , and very light doses of Mayo (when you can’t really taste it). I know, I’m picky when it comes to dressings! But I’ve always thought good food shouldn’t need a lot of, if any, sauces or dressings!
Anyway, until recently I would eat my salads plain with just a sprinkle of salt over top. (I feel you judging me)… then I discovered a super simple, light dressing I’ve been making lately to give a little extra flavor and save me the shame of being watched as I sprinkle salt on my salad.
1 Tbsp Avocado Oil (Can sub EVOO)
Juice of 1/2 small lemon or lime
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Any other seasonings you like!
Just add all of the ingredients together and mix, then enjoy with your salad! Like I said, it’s a very light and basic dressing – but it’s perfect for those of us who don’t like the taste of Mayo-based or heavy vinegar dressings. It’s also great for people who want to be mindful of nutritional intake and avoid unnecessary extra calories.
Tip: Instead of drizzling dressings over a salad, keep your dressing on the side. Then, take each bite on your fork and dip it into the dressing! This helps get even salad-to-dressing distribution in each bite, and ALSO saves on calories because you’ll end up using WAY less dressing than if you poured the entire container over the salad.