Our Favorite Essential Oil Recipes: Salads

It seems that no meal, party, or gathering is complete without some kind of salad, so we often grow accustomed to dumping lettuce in a bowl and slathering it with some kind of generic store-bought dressing. Because salads are so common, we often get used to run of the mill, boring recipes, just to get our daily intake of greens. However, it is possible to create a fresh, flavorful salad without losing any of the health benefits—you just have to be creative! For creative and delicious salad recipes that use essential oils, take a look at some of the best doTERRA essential oil salad recipes from the blog

Quinoa Salad

If you are getting bored with traditional green salads, this essential oil recipe for Quinoa Salad will not only rescue you from boredom, but brighten up your next meal, too. Full of bright colors, flavorful veggies, and healthy quinoa, you are sure to love this recipe infused with Lime and Cilantro essential oils. The next time you need a fresh, healthy idea for salad, forget the leafy greens and mix things up with this vibrant quinoa concoction. 

Fresh Caprese Salad

When you want to indulge in the refreshing, savory flavors of Italy, give this essential oil recipe for a Fresh Caprese Salad a try. Tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil leaves, and Basil essential oil make this salad extremely flavorful and delicious. Whether you want a quick and easy snack, something to pair with an Italian dish, or a unique recipe that everyone is sure to love, this fresh caprese salad will help you get the job done. 

Strawberry Almond Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette

For a fruity, tangy salad that is sure to brighten up any meal, try this essential oil recipe for Strawberry Almond Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette. Red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard provide a tangy taste, while strawberries, raspberries, honey, and Lime essential oil bring plenty of sweet, tart elements that make this salad an explosion of flavor. When you need an elegant yet flavorful salad for a dinner party, wedding shower, or summer picnic, be sure to give this essential oil recipe a try!

Raw Rainbow Salad with Fresh Tomato Basil Dressing

If you are looking for a fresh, healthy recipe that puts regular old salads to shame, you’ll definitely want to try this Raw Rainbow Salad with Fresh Tomato Basil Dressing. As the name suggests, this salad is full of raw, nutritious vegetables in every color of the rainbow. Squash, tomatoes, radishes, shallots, and zucchini provide plenty of variety in flavor, while Basil oil gives the salad an herbaceous, savory kick. Not only will this unique salad look beautiful on the table, but it provides a healthy side dish when you’ve had your fill of green salads and want something new. 

French Cucumber Salad

Fresh, zesty flavors come together in this French Cucumber Salad with Marjoram essential oil to create an invigorating, nutritious salad that’s perfect for an everyday snack, a weekly brunch side dish, or any time you feel like waking up your tastebuds and enjoying fresh vegetables. With fresh cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, avocados, and other ingredients that won’t weigh you down, your tummy is sure to be happy. The warm, herbaceous flavor of Marjoram oil helps to take this essential oil recipe to the next level—making it truly irresistible. 

Lemon Waldorf Salad

For a delicious side salad that offers a unique combination of flavors and textures, check out this Lemon Waldorf Salad with Lemon essential oil. Apples, walnuts, and celery give this salad the perfect crunch, while Lemon essential oil provides the perfect amount of sweetness. Not only will the sweet, simple flavors of this salad have you jumping for joy, but you won’t believe how easy it is to make! After a few minutes of chopping, all you’ll need to do is combine the ingredients and enjoy. How easy is that? 

Quinoa Dill Summer Salad

Whether you are new to quinoa, or it is one of your tried and true favorites, this recipe for Quinoa Dill Summer Salad will likely become one of your go-to dishes. With cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and quinoa, not only is this a healthy side dish, but the addition of Dill essential oil adds a strong, savory flavor that everyone is sure to love. While the flavors in this essential oil recipe are plenty to get excited about, you’ll be happy to know that this quinoa salad can easily be made in less than 20 minutes!

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