Salad season is here! Gorgeous, sexy fresh produce is starting to roll into our grocery stores, and farmer’s markets are popping up with locally grown and sourced fruits and vegetables. There’s nothing quite like a delicious and healthy tossed salad of various greens, with juicy ripe tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, tart radishes, and colorful bell peppers. But what to dress these healthy and nutritious plates of salad-y goodness with, you ask?
HOMEMADE MOTHER&K^*G SALAD DRESSINGS, THAT’S WHAT!
In this article, we will share a collection of mouthwatering salad dressing recipes that are not only simple to prepare but also bursting with flavor. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, these recipes will inspire you to get creative and experiment with various combinations of ingredients.
Easy and Delicious Salad Dressing Recipes for Every Occasion
Pricey bottled salad dressing is so ho-hum compared to home made. Additives, preservatives and that Godforsaken, absolutely unnecessary, what-is-even-the-point high fructose corn syrup is in EVERYTHING. To make a simple do-it-yourself dressing doesn’t even take much know-how--just gather up a few pantry staples along with some herbs and spices--and voila! You can have a fresh, flavorful alternative to the store bought stuff in no time. Remember, you control the amount of the seasonings, so add a little, add a lot, what do I care? You are the Debra Messing of your homemade dressing!
Directions for making your own salad dressings are easy-peasy:
Use these dressings & vinaigrettes on your favorite veggies, salads & even as marinades for chicken and fish.
NOTE: Each recipe makes approximately 1/2 C. of vinaigrette or dressing. If you have leftovers, store in the fridge for about a week or so. Expect the oil to thicken up a bit, but that’s no big woop. Let stand at room temp a few mins, shake & you’re good to go.
Creamy Caesar Dressing
This creamy Caesar dressing is a classic choice that complements romaine lettuce perfectly. Its rich and tangy flavors add a delightful twist to your salad.
Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette
The tangy balsamic vinaigrette adds a burst of flavor to any salad. Its sweet and sour notes are a perfect match for mixed greens, tomatoes, and even strawberries.
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Zesty Lemon-Herb Dressing
The zesty lemon-herb dressing is a delightful combination of citrusy tang and aromatic herbs. It pairs wonderfully with mixed greens, cucumber, and feta cheese.
Honey Mustard Dressing
The honey mustard dressing strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. It adds a delightful flavor to green salads, roasted vegetables, and grilled chicken.
Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing
The creamy avocado lime dressing adds a luscious and tangy flavor to your salads. It pairs well with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and grilled shrimp.
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We hope you enjoyed this compilation of easy and delicious salad dressing recipes. By incorporating these homemade dressings into your meals, you can take your salads from ordinary to extraordinary. Remember, the key to a great salad dressing lies in the quality of ingredients and the balance of flavors. So, get creative, experiment with different combinations, and let your taste buds guide you. With these mouthwatering dressings, your salads will never be the same again!
What kind of dressings and vinaigrettes are your favorites? Let me know in the comments, I would love to try something new!