Here’s an avocado oil salad dressing that adds delicious flavor with just five ingredients, a mason jar, and a few minutes!
Move over olive oil! While avocado oil is nothing new, it’s a fun and healthy oil you can use to make homemade salad dressing that’s good for you. It’s super tasty when combined with spices and honey Dijon—plus a bite from the black pepper.
Whip up a batch of avocado oil salad dressing and mix it with greens, use it as a dip for veggies, or add it to sandwiches. You’re going to love this vegan and gluten-free salad dressing recipe!
Salad dressing gets a bad rap, but the truth is it can be super healthy…especially if you make it yourself!
The healthy fats in the dressing help your body absorb the nutrients in any veggies you pair it with. I love this dressing because it doesn’t contain a large amount of added sugar, like a lot of store-bought dressings do.
I’m a huge fan of simple ingredient lists, and luckily, this recipe contains just that!
To make DIY avocado oil salad dressing, you don’t need much more than oil, vinegar, and a few other ingredients to add flavor. Here’s what you’ll need:
Honey-Dijon mustard: I absolutely love making salad dressing with this condiment. The honey adds natural sweetness that pairs perfectly with tangy Dijon. If you can’t find honey Dijon, you could make your own by combining plain Dijon mustard with honey.
Avocado oil: Avocado oil has been trending lately, so you should have no problem finding it at the store. Not only is avocado oil delicious in salad dressings, it’s also super healthy!
It’s full of monounsaturated fats that have a long list of health benefits, including heart health.
Balsamic vinegar: The acidity of the vinegar balances out the flavor of the Dijon mustard and avocado oil. If you don’t have vinegar on hand, you could use lemon juice here as well.
Spices: Flavor up your avocado oil salad dressing with a little ground nutmeg and dash of black pepper.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make.
Simply combine the honey Dijon, avocado oil, balsamic vinegar,
and black pepper in a mason jar.
Put the lid on tightly, and then shake until well combined. Give it a taste and add extra spices if needed.
Then, drizzle over a salad, pair with raw or roasted veggies, or add it to literally anything else…it’s that good!
Both of these oils are considered healthy fats, and one is not necessarily healthier than the other. They are both sources of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are known for their role in heart health and have many other benefits.
I recommend both olive oil and avocado oil. It’s best to include a variety of unsaturated oils in your diet and you can switch off between the two of them.
Yes! Both of these oils can be used interchangeably. Some people describe avocado oil as having a buttery taste. It has a more neutral taste than olive oil. You may actually prefer its flavor over olive oil.
Simply keep the dressing in a mason jar and store it in the fridge until it’s ready to use. It will keep its quality for 4-5 days. If you prefer, you can also store it in the freezer for 1-2 months. Just make sure to mix it well after thawing.
Healthy salad recipes
Looking for a salad to pair this avocado oil dressing with? I’ve got you covered!
- Vegetarian Chopped Salad with Boiled Eggs
- Vegan Mediterranean Salad with Prunes
- Prune Orange Salad Recipe with Citrus Salad Dressing
- How to Make Salad Dressing with Grape Juice
- Grilled Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
- Broccoli Slaw
The salad dressing that you use can really make or break the flavor of your salads. That’s why I came up with this avocado oil salad dressing that you can’t go wrong with!
It can be drizzled over or mixed in with just about any meal (beyond salads!) and the spices really one-up its flavor.
Avocado Oil Salad Dressing
- ¼ cup 1 Tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- Dash of black pepper
- Place ingredients in a mason jar. Shake until well combined.
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