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Easy Salad Dressings For Gorgeous Skin From Within

Updated on October 19, 2013

Delicious Salad Dressings For Glowing Skin

Skin Nourishing Salad Dressings Recipes

Oils for skin

We've all heard about the benefits of good oils for our heart and other organs, but did you know good oils also help lubricate and soften skin assisting your body's natural skin cleansing process. Eating oils like safflower and olive oil helping to lock in moisture keeping your cells plump and youthful from the inside.

Flax seed is very good for skin, hair and heart health. So is lemon, avocado oil and many other oils in the skin friendly recipes below:

Flaxseed Oil And Lemon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice (or use half lime juice)
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil or coriander (cilantro) or 2 tsps dried
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Optional: add a teaspoon of crushed walnuts or pine nuts (can add these to most recipes)

Shake together well and before each use. Drizzle on salads especially chicken, prawns and fish.

Avocado Celery Dressing

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup of fresh celery juice, veggie or carrot juice
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of sugar

Blend very well in a blended until creamy. You can add a little garlic (half a clove) or tobasco sauce.

Garlic Herb Dressing

  • 1/4 cup flax seed oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado or safflower oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • pinch chicken stock powder or salt
  • pinch dried rosemary or basil

Blend together well, shake before use and apply to salad.

Pine Nut, Yogurt and Garlic Dressing

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (greek unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • pinch mustard powder

Blend in blender thoroughly for a couple of minutes until creamy. You can also add avocado as a replacement for the nuts or yogurt.

Spicy Asian Dressing

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup safflower, sunflower oil or use half extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water or carrot juice
  • 1 tablespoons flax seed or avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • pinch chilli powder or 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh chilli
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice

Shake together well and use on shredded slaws or asian salads and noodle salads.

Carrot Juice, Almond Dressing

  • 1 cup carrot juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 small cube of celery (don't add more as it will overpower the flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • pinch cumin powder (optional)
  • Squeeze of lemon or lime juice
  • clove of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or almond milk

Blend in blender thoroughly for a couple of minutes until mixed. You can also add avocado as a replacement for half the carrot juice. As an alternative omit curry and cumin and use 1/2 tsp ginger.

Lime Ginger Sauce

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/8 cup avocado oil
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed oil
  • 1 tbs braggs liquid aminos or worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • pinch or chilli
  • pinch of salt
  • squirt of vegetable juice (tomato, carrot or mixed veggies)

Blend in blender thoroughly for a couple of minutes. Use on salad or veggies.

Almond Hollandaise Sauce Alternative

  • 1 cup almond butter or minced almonds or use almond meal
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • small tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar (preferably brown)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • squeeze lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • pinch mustard powder
  • Optional large pinch of fresh coriander

Blend in blender thoroughly for a couple of minutes until creamy. You can also add avocado as a replacement for carrot juice.

Coconut Oil Mayonnaise

So healthy and delicious!

  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • season to taste with pepper and chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • squeeze of lemon or lime juice
  • ½ cup quality olive oil or use half avocado oil
  • ½ cup coconut oil, extra-virgin or refined
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon whey (optional)

In a blender or food processor, mix the eggs (whole egg and yolks of other two eggs), mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Melt the coconut until warm NOT hot and add into mix slowly. The yogurt gives it a sweetish tangy flavour. Keeps for a month in the refrigerator.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Skin In Salad Dressings:

Apple cider vinegar is also good for your health in general. It can also be used in salad dressings such as vinaigrette or home made mayonnaise.

Here are two recipes to make:

Apple Cider Vinegar Vinaigrette

  • 1 sprig fresh oregano, cilantro or basil
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a medium glass mixing bowl combine the oregano, thyme, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix together and pour mixture into a bottle, using a funnel to keep yourself from losing oil. Cover tightly and store at room temperature.

Apple Cider Mayo

  • 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil or safflower oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or any type of vinegar)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

Whisk together well and refrigerate immediately.

Almond Meal Avocado Olive Oil Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons mixed olive and avocado oils

Blend in blender thoroughly for a couple of minutes until creamy.

You can experiment and make other dressings like oil, mustard and vinegar (balsamic vinegar). Adding nuts like pine nuts and almonds boosts the amino power of the oils. Apple cider vinegar is good for skin, and obviously fruit and veggie juices are full of antioxidants and other nutrients.

Safflower oil is great for skin - and can be used in every day dressings and mayonnaise.

I hope you enjoy these recipes.


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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Interesting and informative hub. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.