Salad Dressing Recipes Collection
Sauces for salads are also known as Salad Dressings. Forget the store bought dressings, homemade is so much better. Its fresh, healthy and without any preservatives.
Choose any of your favorite fresh garden salad veggies like lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, olives, carrots, cucumber, and add some slices of boiled egg if desired. I will add more salad dressing recipe on this post in the future. So keep checking back from time to time.
Olive Salad Dressing
½ cup Green olive, pitted, chopped
1 cup Black olives, pitted, chopped
1 Capsicum, chopped
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
¾ cup Red onion, sliced
¼ cup Fresh parsley, finely chopped
½ tsp Oregano, chopped
½ tsp Basil, chopped
¾ cup Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
Salt to taste
¼ tsp Black pepper
¼ tsp Red chilies, crushed
Mix all ingredients and grind in blender. Store in an air-tight container and chill. Serve with your favorite fresh green salad.
Quick Salad DressingTips:
Blend a cup of curd with little lime juice and seasoning and toss the salad into it.
This peanut dressing recipe is best to match with an asian type chicken salad, with fresh cabbage, carrots and mandarins.
2 cloves Garlic, minced
½ cup Organic sugar-free peanut butter
¼ cup Soy sauce
¼ cup Water
¼ cup Lime juice
1 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
2 tsp Minced ginger
Mix and stir dressing ingredients in a bowl and then add the dressing over vegetables and toss.
Thousand Island Dressing
Thousand island dressing is used in many recipes not just salads but also in burgers and finger food dipping sauce. The most famous and lovable salad dressing all over the world I think is the Thousand Island dressing.
1 cup Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Boiled Egg (white Part), finely chopped
1 tso Green Pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp Spring Onion Leaves, finely chopped
1 Green Olive, finely chopped
4 tbsp Ketchup
1 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp Chilli Sauce
Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
2 tsp Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1. In a bowl, add in the mayonnaise. Add and stir all other ingredients. Mix it thoroughly. Keep in refrigerator for up to 3 months using an air-tight bottle.
Italian Salad Dressing
This is used to season the salad with some kinds of pasta red kidney beans, corn, chickpeas, mixed with some seasonal salad veggies.
¾ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
In a salad dressing bottle add all the ingredients. Shake the bottle / jar well until you see creamy texture.
This is a basic ingredient mostly used in salad dressings, sandwich dressings and many flavourful dips.
1 cup of olive oil, (or good quality cooking oil)
1 egg (full) or 2 egg yolks
2 tablespoon of vinegar (or lemon juice)
1. Beat egg or egg yolks with a beater until slightly thick; add 1 teaspoon oil at a time beating well after each addition, until ⅓ cup has been added.
2. Add a few drops of lemon or vinegar and continue beating until perfectly smooth.
3. Add seasonings to taste. Keep refrigerated using an air-tight container.
Notes: Make sure not to add the oil too quickly and keep beating the mixture to achieve the perfect smooth texture.
Creamy Mayo Dressing
This type of salad dressing is used to top fruit based salads, for example apple and pineapple salads with chicken or vegetables.
½ cup homemade mayonnaise
4 tbsp heavy cream (or all purpose cream)
1 tbsp milk
salt and pepper, pinch
1 tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1. Mix half cup of homemade mayonnaise with 4 tablespoons of heavy cream, add 1 tablespoon of milk if the sauce is too thick, add salt and white pepper to taste.
2. For sweetening this kind of salads usually icing sugar is used, add up to 1 tablespoon of icing sugar.
Homemade Sour Cream
Sour Cream: A homemade kind of sour cream needs 24 hours waiting. So make it ahead of time if your planning to make a sour cream salad.
1 cup of heavy cream with
¼ cup of buttermilk
Substitute: buttermilk can also be prepared at home by mixing juice of half lemon in 1 cup room temperature milk, let it stand for 15 minutes and it will be ready for use.
1. Mix heavy cream and sour cream or buttermilk in a air-tight container/jar, cover, and let stand at room temperature about 24 hours until very thick.
Potato Salad Dressing
This type of salad is very nutritious for the growing kids and yet very expensive if we buy it from any branded outlets.
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp mustard paste
1 tbsp ketchup
1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup onions, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to toss with potatoes.
French Salad Dressing
French salad dressing can be prepared at home with very simple recipe and readily available ingredients.
2 tbsp of vinegar/fresh lemon juice
1 cup of olive oil
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly crushed black pepper
1 tbsp of ketchup
1 tsp of sugar (optional)
In a salad dressing jar mix all ingredients. Shake it until thoroughly combined. Chill and keep refrigerated.
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