You might be hearing more and more these days about the importance of healthy fats and the need to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
A great way to increase healthy fats into your diet is to make your own salad dressing using omega 3 rich oils such as olive oil.
I also recommend avoiding store bought dressings, as they contain inflammatory oils and not-so-good for you additives.
This salad is so delicious and easy to make and its a huge crowd pleaser! Even my pickiest kid loves this salad and will ask for seconds.
4 tbsp Olive Oil
2.5 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 small clove or garlic
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1tbsp dijon mustard
Combine all ingredients together in a jar and shake until it will well blended. Set aside while you prepare the salad.
1 head of romaine lettuce
1/2 large cucumber
1 bell pepper
1 small tomato
1/2 small red onion
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup of black olives
Toss well with dressing and serve immediately.
Note: Double or triple the dressing recipe and keep in the fridge up to 2 weeks.