Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dressing your salads your way!

I realized I use several recipes for homemade salad dressings, but I haven't posted them all one easy place to find I'm going to do that now:

For all the dressings, I think they do best if you blend them the first time in a blender or food processor (I love my little Ninja). This makes sure the oil, vinegar and juices are well mixed and it also chops the herbs and garlic up nice and finely. But if a blender is not available, combining all ingredients in a container with a lid and shaking it up or using a whisk in a small bowl works as well. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Sweet Mustard Dressing
2 Tbsp mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
2 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp dried basil or parsley

Greek Dressing
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp oregano
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp herbal seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Cilantro-Lime Dressing
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup lime juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
Dash cayenne pepper or a couple drops of Tabasco sauce

Sesame-Ginger Dressing
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
2 tablespoons peeled and minced ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Curry-Orange Dressing

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tsp honey or agave nectar
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1-2 tsp yellow curry powder
1 tsp salt
*If you're doing this one in a blender, you can throw in some dried cranberries as well. Yum.

No comments:

Post a Comment