Recipes: 4 Healthy DIY Dressings, Dips & Sauces From Our Favourite Foodies

Because healthy doesn't have to mean boring.

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You meal prep your little heart out on a Sunday afternoon only to find that come Wednesday, you can’t bear to eat yet another piece of steamed broccolini. We totally get it. If you’re getting a little tired of your boring old veggies and salads, may we suggest giving the following recipes a go? They’re super easy to make and saves you from having to settle for store-bought dressings, dips and sauces to fancy up your lunches and dinners (which let’s face it are usually loaded with all the salt, sugar and artificial flavours). Keep scrolling as we round-up some of our favourite recipes from our go-to nutritionists, food bloggers and healthy chefs.

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1. Mint, Lemon & Garlic Yoghurt

Recipe by Katie Lolas (@ladylolas).
Serves: 6
Ready in: 5 mins

  • 2 tsp extra  virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • handful of mint leave finely chopped
  • 4 large tbsp of @YoPROau plain yoghurt
  • 3 large cucumbers chopped into thin batons (dipping sticks)

Mix everything together and enjoy!
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2. Orange & Cinnamon Dressing

Recipe by nutritionist, Jessica Sepel (@jshealth)

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

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3. Smokey Hummus

Recipe by Sally O’Neil (@thefitfoodieblog)

  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained (liquid reserved)
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Make the hummus by combining the chickpeas, lemon juice, liquid smoke, tahini, crushed garlic and salt in a blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas. Add all ingredients to blender and slowly add the oil, blending until smooth.
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4. Avocado Mayonnaise 

Recipe by Teresa Cutter (@teresacutter_healthychef)

  • 1 whole organic/free-range egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 150 ml avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Combine egg, vinegar and mustard into a bowl. Slowly whisk in the avocado oil until it starts to thicken and emulsify. Season with a little salt.
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