Classic French Dressing - a simple recipe with many health benefits

Classic French Dressing is a simple, easy-to-make recipe with lots of flavors. It contains ingredients with many health benefits. It also helps absorb nutrients from the lettuce and other vegetables in the salad. In addition, it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and promotes digestion.

Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the most stable plant oils losing out only to coconut and palm oils. The composition of fatty acids in oil determines its stability. Because nearly three-quarters of fats in olive oil are monounsaturated, it is not easily oxidized and, hence, is stable. It also has lots of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant protecting olive oil from oxidation.

The most studied health benefit of olive oil is its effect on the cardiovascular system. Olive oil tends to decrease LDL and increase HDL. As a result, the LDL/HDL ratio improves – an important marker of heart health.

Go for the cold press unrefined olive oil, especially in salad dressings. Let me explain why these words matter.

First, the cold extraction method keeps the healthy heat-sensitive compounds in the oil. Second, when you see the word unrefined on the oil label, it means oil went through only mechanical filters, not the chemical ones. It also escaped additional refining tricks, like chemical bleaching or deodorization. Because of that, the oil comes out rich in flavor, color, and nutrients that are true to the olives. It’s best to eat this kind of oil raw like in this classic French dressing.

Health Benefits Of Mustard

When choosing a mustard brand, it is not just a matter of taste. It is also a question of quality. Please read the label and select mustard without preservatives, artificial flavors, or coloring.

Mustard seeds have an intense hot taste. And because of that, they are stimulating and get your fluids moving. For example, take a spoonful of good-quality mustard if you have a stuffy nose. You’ll soon notice how your sinuses are draining. Mustard seeds also enhance circulation and help get rid of excess water. They protect your DNA against damage, hence, act as a cancer preventive ally.

Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic is my absolute favorite spice! It belongs to the onion family and shares many health benefits. However, garlic is the most potent plant in the onion family.

Garlic is effective against bacteria, viruses, and parasites in the digestive tract and the rest of the body. It can be effective against bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Traditionally, we have used garlic for centuries to treat and prevent respiratory and digestive system infections. It also stimulates our immune system and reduces the severity of a cold. 

Garlic has numerous positive effects on the heart. It’s an incredible cardio protector from reducing blood pressure to decreasing inflammation.

Watch this two-minute video to see how easy and quickly you can make your salad dressing.

Classic French Dressing


1 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine or balsamic vinegar
1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced, optional
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a jar with a lid (I like this one), close the lid and shake well to incorporate.
  2. Use immediately with Violets, Beets, and Pea Shoots Salad or Veggie Pasta.
  3. Store leftovers in the pantry for up to two-three weeks.
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