WIAW-Homemade Hummus Salad Dressing

It’s WIAW hosted by Peas and Crayons and I thought I would share what has been making my lunch salads exciting lately.

We all know that hidden calories and hidden sugars and hidden -who knows what else because I can’t even pronounce it-in salad dressings. I am always experimenting with oil and vinegar and spices. But, recently I stumbled upon this. When you want the creamier salad taste, but with extra fiber, protein, and flavor then this is the salad dressing for you.

Depends on the size of your salad, but I mix:

  • 1 tbs of hummus
  • Squeeze one slice of lemon
  • 2tbs of apple cider vinegar
  • A dash of oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper.

Mix it all together in a bowl or right into your salad. What I love about this too is that you get a healthy dose of apple cider vinegar.

Benefits of apple cider vinegar:

Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural cure for a number of ailments which usually require antibiotics and other medications that have a number of side effects. In particular, Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to:
  • Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
  • Balance high cholesterol
  • Cure skin conditions such as acne
  • Protect against food poisoning
  • Fight allergies in both humans and animals
  • Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
  • Improve digestion and cure constipation
  • Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
  • Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections (Source)

My only mistake right now is not using organic apple cider vinegar because I am using up a bottle that has been lying around the house.

The old dilemma of wasting the old and buying the new because the new is healthier? Or being frugal and using what was left before buying new and natural again?

What would you do-throw out and buy new or use what you have? I have a hard time throwing out food or letting it waste, I always use up first. I donate if it is unopened. Like a bag of white flour that I had forever. It was unopened so I donated it.

Any simple, healthy salad dressing ideasĀ  to share?

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Comments

WIAW-Homemade Hummus Salad Dressing — 10 Comments

  1. Apple cider vinegar is extremely cleansing. I take a spoonful a day whenever I’m on antibiotics to counter the bad effects on your gut, i.e. yeast. It also makes a fantastic mask when mixed with 100% natural clay (I really should post on that!). Important tip – I think with this, it’s ok to dump out what you have in exhange for or an organic variety, i.e. Braggs, that has also the “mother.”

    • The benefits and uses of apple cider vinegar are endless. I struggle with the taste though, so hiding it in a recipe like this works best for me. I like Braggs dressing-that is what inspired me to mix up my own recipe. Thanks for the tips! You should totally write that post!

  2. Wow great recipe. I’m going to try it. I’ve had apple cider vinager before when I’m sick and it for sure helps with sore throats and strengthening the immune system.

  3. I always have that dilemma! The worst was the last time I moved and had to fit an entire apartment in my Yaris. None of my friends wanted my opened food! I was aghast at the idea of throwing it out, but couldn’t bring it with me. Luckily, a small family also in hard times had just opened a business next to my theatre, and they were not picky about eating food that had been opened. I was so relieved it went to good use. Definitely finish everything I can.

  4. While searching for various salad dressing recipes, I’ve seen a lot of articles about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. My brother told me to take apple cider vinegar to combat my acid reflux, I’ve never really tried it so I’m not sure if it will work.

Ideas?Thoughts?Questions? I'd love to hear it all!