Alkaline Diet Q&A 12: What About Salad Dressings? Are They Alkaline?

Alkaline Salad Dressing Recipe

Every now and then I get a question by email (or through my Facebook page) that I think everyone would love to hear the answer to.

A couple of days ago, a chap named Tony asked me a really great question, and it is one that I think a lot of people wonder.

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Alkaline Diet & Salad Dressings?

Hi Ross,

I’ve been reading things over and I’m hungry right now! Thought I would go ahead and have a salad even though technically it’s still breakfast time. I have fresh spinach and red bell pepper (capsicum), but what is best for a salad dressing? I usually have balsamic and olive oil.”



Ross’ Answer

Hey Tony

Dressings can be your secret to loving salads, at any time of day. Admittedly, I might stray from 100% alkaline to 80% alkaline with my dressings at that time of day…but there are so many ways you can easily make a salad more exciting within seconds with a quick and delicious dressing.

Here are some suggestions:

– fresh squeezed orange juice (1/4 orange per serve) and drizzle of olive oil
– same but with lemon (this is more alkaline)
– lemon, crushed garlic, mustard (a little) and olive oil (mixed together)
– olive oil, lemon juice and pomegranate
– surprisingly, stirring hummous through a salad makes a great thick and creamy dressing

Another simple one is to simply use or make infused olive or flax oils – these can be infused with herbs, spices, garlic etc. I personally love basil, chilli, garlic, rosemary (not all together) infused oils.

They’re really easy to make, you just decant some oil into a dark glass bottle and pop in the herbs/spices and leave for a few days/weeks.

Finally, I recommend making one or two delicious creamy, alkaline dressings each week (these will last 3-4 days in the fridge). Here are two I absolutely love that will help get you started:

1) my 3-Ingredient Raw, ‘Creamy’ Alkaline Dressing
2) my Coriander, Mint & Chilli Dressing

I hope this helps! I’d prob go for the orange dressing at breakfast!

I have some more recipes in my recipe book and on my blog for breakfasts and for dressings (and salads!).

You can get the recipe book here
And my other blog recipes are here

Hope this helps!


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  1. Alison Reply

    I use freshly squeezed lemon juice and avocado oil, shake till combined and pour onto your salad ….. yum. I make it fresh everytime – so easy.