The Easiest Homemade Salad Dressing {Video}

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The Easiest Homemade Salad Dressing {Video}

Change the way you dress your salads with my Simple Healthy Salad Dressing recipe!

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

Get excited!!! I’ve got another DIY/ life hack video comin’ at ya today.  This time around I’m talking about salads and the Simple Healthy Salad Dressing I made up that completely transformed the way I make salads at home.

I used to buy salad dressings all the time, but never loved the labels.  After I got back from Italy I had this gorgeous bottle of high quality olive oil to use, so I started experimented with adding just a touch to my salads.  I ended up adding some fancy balsamic and eventually a lemon to the “recipe.”  Because I’m all about kitchen shortcuts I ended up making it right in the same bowl as the greens.  Over time it just became the way I make many of my salads.  I decided it was too good of an idea not to share!

Yes, this pretty perfectly dressed salad was made with just one bowl.  No mess… no fuss and all healthy ingredients!

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

Follow along here in my DIY video….


A simple toss really is all it takes to get a good Simple Healthy Salad Dressing.  Look for different flavored vinegars to mix it up.   In general this “recipe” is going to be a lot healthier than dressings from a bottle.

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

In the video I talked about how it’s worth it to splurge on good ingredients when you are making it this way.  Since you are only using a few things and so little of it, it’s worth it to buy the bottles that really taste good.

Try this Balsamic Vinegar Glaze, this Red Wine Vinegar or this Olive Oil.  I also love the Celtic Sea Salt.

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

Make sure to give this a try and let me know what you think.

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

The Easiest Homemade Salad Dressing {Video}

Julie Wunder
An easy homemade salad dressing made right in the bowl with no additional mess.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1/2 small lemon per serving of salad
  • 1-3 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-3 teaspoons vinegar, balsamic, champagne, red wine, ect.
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Put all the ingredients for you salad in a bowl.
  • Squeeze the lemon over the top being careful to not allow any seeds to get in.
  • Drizzle equal portions of the olive oil and vinegar over the salad. Start with 1 teaspoon and add more to taste.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


If you have a large lemon or extra juicy lemon you might want to quarter it.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!


Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

And when I’m feeling extra fancy I also love these.

Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch

Healthy Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt recipe

Homemade Healthy Greek Salad Dressing

Healthy Greek Salad Dressing / Running in a Skirt

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some of my favorite spring health essentials.

I’m linking up with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

What kind of salad dressing do you like?

By | 2020-06-02T17:06:24-04:00 March 21st, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Fun, Salads, You Tube Videos|24 Comments


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  5. dixya @food, pleasure, and health March 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    i am a basic vinaigrette girl so homemade dressing is totally my thing as well šŸ™‚

  6. Mary Ellen | VNutrition March 27, 2017 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Such great video! You’re such a natural on the camera, I can totally see why you were on tv. šŸ™‚

    Love the dressing! So simple yet healthy!

  7. Kristy from Southern In Law March 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Yum! This is the perfect go to simple salad dressing!

  8. Miz Helen March 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks like a great Salad Dressing! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. kimmythevegan March 23, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Oh great dressing. I really love lemon and simple is the way to go =) I am in need of a good quality olive oil. Maybe I should go to Italy šŸ˜‰

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

      You should! I’d say that’s as good excuse as any!

  10. Mary Beth Jackson March 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I love how you made it in the bowl with the salad. Your video is loaded with ads though- makes it tough to watch.

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Hi Mary Beth! Thanks for letting me know. I’m working with a new ad company and I’m trying to figure out the kinks. Thanks for baring with me while I figure it out.

  11. Blane Sherer March 21, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    That’s certainly a doable healthier
    alternative. Nice presentation. Makes
    one wunder if you have had some
    TV experience ( smile ).

  12. 5 stars
    Love to make my own dressing as well so easy and as you say healthier. Great to see you in action šŸ™‚

  13. [email protected] March 21, 2017 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Sounds very simple. I have been making my own lately with apple cider. I also put in some minced garlic and parsley. But I always mix it in a different bowl first so I can taste it and then I know if I need to adjust the flavor at all.

  14. Susie @ Suzlyfe March 21, 2017 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Whenever I need a quick dressing, I whisk balsamic and grainy mustard. Quick simple, and gives me everything I need!

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