Salad dressings The good, the bad, the DIY
Make a splash with healthy and tasty dressings for your fresh vegies!
Salads can make an easy and tasty lunch, dinner or side option and help you reach your 5-a-day target for vegies! However, it’s important to take care when choosing your salad dressings, as this could turn your salad from the perfect nutritious choice to one that’s high in saturated fats, sodium and even carbs!
It’s easy to whip up a delicious salad dressing at home with a dash of your favourite vinegar (such as balsamic) or lemon juice, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or tahini, and a sprinkling of fresh or dried herbs.
But if you are looking for a premade option to have on hand, look for one with less than: • 1000kJ per 100mL • 3g saturated fat per 100mL • 25g carbs per 100mL • 800mg sodium per 100mL. And aim to keep your serve size to no more than 1 Tbsp (20mL).
DL have already done some research and we have listed our favourite options here to give your summer salads a hit of flavour you can really enjoy.