This simple, one-bowl salad is my go-to for a fast, healthy, scratch-made salad dressing. Salad dressings are one of the very best things to make from scratch, eliminating unnecessary stabilizers and emulsifiers found in store-bought bottles.

Easy, homemade salad dressing recipe

I usually make my dressings from scratch, but I also get lazy. My favorite tip came from our dear friend Roland at Justa Pasta: Make your dressing in the bowl.

1) Drizzle organic olive oil in a bowl.
2) Add a crushed clove of garlic, drizzle of balsamic vinegar and pinch of salt.
Hyatt Training easy salad dressing recipe
3) Whisk together.
Hyatt Training easy salad dressing recipe
4) Add greens and toss to coat.
5) Add your favorite toppings. I top with a shaving of Manchego cheese and toasted pine nuts.
Hyatt Training easy salad dressing recipe

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