10 Preparation Mistakes You’re Making With Vegetables

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

8. You’re Drizzling Processed Dressing On Your Greens

Salad Dressing

Most salad dressings at the grocery store are full of preservatives, sugar, sodium and other questionable ingredients. The worst contenders are labeled “fat-free” or “low calorie”.

Try making your own salad dressing instead. You’ll know exactly what it’s made and it’ll taste exactly how you like it.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
(Makes About 1 Cup)


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  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Fresh-ground pepper (to taste)


  • Combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a jar with a tight lid.
  • Add a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Put on the lid and shake.
  • Taste and adjust the salt, pepper or other ingredients to taste.
  • Store in refrigerator and shake before use

For an extra kick, try a spoonful of mustard, minced shallots, minced garlic, minced fresh herbs or spoonful of honey or brown sugar.

This recipe should stay fresh for a few weeks depending on the ingredients used.