January 20, 2017

Healthy Store Bought Salad Dressing

The below dressing (Bragg Healthy Vinaigrette) is a favorite in my house because it’s convenient, tasty, healthy and easy to find. I also really like different combinations of Ellie’s Oils vinegars and olive oils as dressing. The fig balsamic is a staple in my pantry. Pairs awesome with blue cheese, if you’re into that kinda thing.

Why I Like It:

  • It’s made with only one type of oil, which is extra virgin olive oil.  This is hard to find! Most dressings are made with pro-inflammatory, crappy oils like safflower, canola, sunflower, cottonseed, soy, etc. Even the ones that say “olive oil” on the front, are still mixed with the above oils. It’s pretty scammy of companies to do that, I think.
  • You can get it at a store and you don’t have to make it yourself.
  • It contains apple cider vinegar, which can help stimulate stomach acid production, thereby improving digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • It’s not low fat or fat free! We need those healthy fats to absorb all the nutrients from the salad!

How I Use It:

  • On green salad
  • On tuna from a can, or anything that needs a zippy flavor or moist dressing
  • In a corn and black bean salad
  • Anything that calls for a vinaigrette

Where You Can Buy It:

  • Whole Foods, River Valley Market and Greenfield Co-op
  • Online
  • Co-ops or natural foods stores. Possibly “natural foods” section in Big Y or Stop and Shop



  1. […] more dense sources. You are literally pouring it on, rather than a spritz or spray here and there. HERE is one of my favorite salad dressings. I see more and more salad dressing brands that are using […]

  2. Gail Mengel August 4, 2020 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Hi Marit,
    The Ellie’s Oils you have a link to in this article is now out of business (assuming you were referencing the store near Web’s in Northampton). You might want to find a replacement for it. And I agree, the Balsamic Fig Olive oil was delectable!

    • Marit Harney August 5, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks for letting me know, Gail! Too bad that’s the case. I loved that store! There is another olive oil and vinegar store in Thornes Market, I believe.

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