Hey y’all! Today, I’m thrilled to have partnered with Primal Kitchen to bring you 3 healthy and paleo-approved salad dressing recipes.
We all know salads are healthy for us. However, when we start adding those store-bought salad dressings that are full of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and pro-inflammatory oils, we pretty much negate the health benefits of the salad itself!
That’s why it’s so important to learn how to make healthy, homemade dressings using real ingredients.
And, what’s even better is… you can whip these dressings up in less than 5 minutes (seriously!)
Why I’m Using the Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo…
I’ll be using the Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayonnaise as the base for these 3 salad dressing recipes.
And, to be completely honest (which I always strive to be), this is the only mayonnaise I will consume (unless I make my own mayo) because it uses minimal ingredients and includes avocado oil instead of vegetable oils (i.e. soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil, etc.)
Benefits of Avocado Oil:
- It’s not derived from a genetically modified source
- It boosts the bioavailability of nutrients it’s paired with (aka increases nutrient absorption)
- It has the ability to lower blood pressure in some people
- It has anti-inflammatory properties
- It contains Vitamin E
- It’s a great source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat
So, what’s in Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Mayo?
Here’s a breakdown to show you exactly what’s in the Primal Kitchen Mayo.
The mayo is free from: sugar, gluten, dairy, soy and pro-inflammatory vegetable oils. It’s also non-GMO Project Verified
As you can see, this mayonnaise is super clean, which makes me a very excited girl because I always loved mayonnaise growing up! As a child, my dad would give me mayonnaise crackers… haha!
Well, now we can enjoy mayo again without feeling guilty.
If you love Creamy Salad Dressings…
I admit… I’ve never been a huge fan of the liquid-y Vinaigrette salad dressings. I’m more of a thicker, creamy type. Are you?
If so, then you’ll love these 3 salad dressings because they’re super creamy and full of flavor.
Now, you can enjoy that creamy Ranch, Thousand Island, and Honey Mustard dressing again without destroying your health and waistline!
Watch Me Make each Dressing in the Video Below…
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Paleo Ranch Dressing (Low Carb)
This ranch dressing is dairy free, low carb, and paleo friendly using the Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo.
- 1/2 C. Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
- 1/2 C. Coconut Cream (see notes below)
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Water (leftover from the canned coconut milk)
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Dried Dill
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Pinch of Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt (optional)
- Add mayo and coconut cream to a bowl and mix until all of the lumps from the mayo are gone.
- Add all remaining ingredients and mix again until fully combined.
- Store in a jar with a lid. Keeps in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
For the coconut cream, you’ll want to place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator over night to separate the cream from the liquid. Upon opening the can, the cream should be sitting on top and the liquid at the bottom of the can. Full-fat canned coconut milk is usually found in the Asian section of the grocery store.
Creamy Thousand Island Salad Dressing
This dressing is gluten free, dairy free, and can be made paleo friendly. It uses the Primal Kitchen Mayo.
- 1/2 C. + 1 Tbsp Primal Kitchen Mayo
- 1 Tbsp Organic Tomato Paste
- 1 Tbsp Organic (paleo-friendly Ketchup)
- 1/2 tsp Raw Honey
- 1/2 tsp Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2-3 Tbsp Organic Pickled Relish (sweetened or unsweetened (see notes below for paleo option))
- Add all ingredients (except the relish) to a bowl and mix until fully combined.
- Next, add your relish and mix again.
- Store dressing in a jar with a lid. Keeps in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
For an even cleaner option, you can make your own relish by finely chopping your own organic pickles and adding a natural sweetener to sweeten your relish.
Products Used in these Recipes:
- Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
- Organic Pickled Relish
- Organic Ketchup (unsweetened)
- Raw Honey
- Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
- Organic Dijon Mustard
- Full-Fat Coconut Milk
Disclaimer: Kayla receives a small commission based on sales purchased through her affiliate links located throughout her blog and blog posts. This post is sponsored by Primal Kitchen Foods. Kayla received free products in exchange for this recipe post. But, don’t worry, she’ll never promote products she doesn’t use herself.