Alkaline Q&A#4: Salad Dressing


The Alkaline Diet Q&As

alkaline salad dressingHi all – every day I answer somewhere between 10-50 alkaline diet questions. So I have decided I should share some of the best!

So each week I’ll be posting the best and most relevant alkaline diet Q&A so that all of you can benefit from my answers!

Salad Dressing

Hi Ross,

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

Ross’ Answer

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…

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.

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. alexia galvan Reply

    Hi, I know that there are different oils you need to have every day. Would you let me know which different oils, and specifics about taking them. Thank you.