32 Quick and Delicious Salad Dressings…Ready In a Pinch
All too often I find myself reverting to the same two or three salad dressings. This makes for routine greens which can get kind of boring. So I have put together a list of easy and delicious dressings that you can bookmark for later. Come back here and come back often. Sometimes I find great ones, make them, and forget where I found the recipe! Tell me this has happened to you?
Of course, you can easily buy any dressing you need, but if you do, can I advise you get the ones in the produce section? They just taste better. If you want to join the ranks of the many home cooks that have realized that making your own dressings at home is easier than figuring out how to work your coffee machine, then read on.
The basic vinaigrette is so simple and easy to remember. It is olive oil and vinegar. Just remember the ratios – usually 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar – and you are good to go. Some recipes will use more vinegar, but my thought is that you can always adjust it to taste. Expand easily from there by adding some acidity like lemon juice or for a sweeter dressing add some brown sugar. Change the type of vinegar to change the whole dressing, and add some herbs and spices to try something new. Here are a few combinations I love.
Balsamic vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, olive oil. This is the recipe I always use, it is fabulous.
Dijon mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, olive oil
Red wine vinegar, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper, olive oil
White vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, black pepper, salt, garlic, vegetable or olive oil
Lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt, olive oil
Strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, cider vinegar, olive oil, poppy seeds
Raspberries, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, black pepper
White wine vinegar, fresh orange juice, orange zest, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil
Vegetable oil, rice vinegar, light soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ground white pepper
Dijon mustard, shallot, basil, salt, sugar, white wine vinegar, olive oil
Garlic, dijon mustard, champagne vinegar, lemon juice, honey, hot sauce, salt, pepper olive oil
Cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper, garlic
Red wine vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, marjoram, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper
Mango, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt
Tomatoes, red wine vinegar, olive oil, shallot, dry mustard, salt pepper
Wasabi paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, black pepper
Bacon, vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, creole mustard, shallots, salt, black pepper
Vegetable oil, sugar, salt, olive oil, sherry vinegar, shallots, black pepper
Cream Style Dressings
These dressings usually involve a little more ingredients, but that means one thing to me – more creativity! Have a little more fun with these.
Do you have some dressings that you LOVE and use all the time? Let us know about them in the comments. Also, if you loved this article – bookmark it and share it with those you love!!