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Easy Garlicky Salad Dressing

Jan 7, 2019, 16:07 PM by Sansum Clinic Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp pepper
  • 7-10 cloves of garlic, minced


  • Mix all ingredients in a jar and shake.
  • Garlic is a useful way to bring out the flavors of other healthy foods, like vegetables. Enjoy this dressing over your favorite cooked vegetables or salad!
  • Garlic has been found to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve circulation and immune function, and lower overall cancer risk. Based on population studies, the National Cancer Institute concludes that eating both raw and cooked garlic might help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Not bad for something that tastes so good.


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  3. Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements May Be Helpful. Mayo Clinic. October 3, 2015.
  4. Garlic and Cancer Prevention. National Cancer Institute. January 22, 2008.