Store bought salad dressings typically contain unhealthy oils, trans fatty acids, and numerous additives. How sad for your salad! And talk about a wasted nutritional opportunity. What’s the point of eating a salad for its health benefits when you douse it with something that is so bad for you? You can easily make homemade salad dressing from ingredients that you usually have on hand such as: olive oil, lemon, balsamic vinaigrette, Dijon mustard and salt. I usually pour a little olive oil over my greens, squeeze some lemon, sprinkle a bit of salt, and toss. Then I add more as needed. Once you taste how these fresh ingredients complement your crispy greens, you will not want to go back to…..soybean oil. Blech.
Go through your fridge and check the salad dressing labels. You can stop when you see soybean oil. If that’s not enough for you to trash it immediately, keep reading until you get to all of the what-the-heck-is-this ingredients. Then trash it. And make your own salad dressing. You won’t be sorry.