Simple and Healthy Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing - Kicking It Whole School

A lot of salad dressings that you’d buy at the store have some ingredients that aren’t too good for you, so I try to avoid eating them. Since I’ve gone off of store bought dressing, I’ve slowly been building up some favourite recipes that I can easily make at home, taste amazing, and are made of simple, healthy ingredients. This was the first dressing I learned how to make, and I think it has remained one of my favourites!



Mint and Roasted Chickpea Salad


Nothing says fresh like mint, right? I had some leftover mint from my Watermelon and Mint Lemonade and came up with this salad. I have a feeling it’s going to become my summer staple when I don’t have a lot of time or brainpower to come up with a meal, because it’s so fresh and light, while also filling me up.

You’re getting a big serving of greens from the salad, plus a healthy amount of fibre and protein from the chickpeas and peas. On top of all that, the fresh mint adds a lot of flavour.  Yum! (more…)

Sweet with Heat Salad


I’ve always loved salads that were loaded with flavour, but in the past I considered loaded with flavour to mean loaded with creamy salad dressing (and maybe some cucumber chunks). I’ve since realized that most of that dressing is full of ingredients and chemicals that aren’t very good for me; so for the past few years I have switched over to making my own simple dressings, and have learned to look elsewhere for my flavour overload. Now when I think of a loaded salad, I think of a salad that is loaded with flavourful and healthy toppings! My new favourite topping to add to my salads are medjool dates! They have a great sweet taste, and are good for your body. They are especially good when paired with something that is spicy! I’ve been using my fermented hot pepper relish, but you can also just chop up some jalapeno, banana peppers, or use horseradish!