Salad dressings are so often an afterthought. They shouldn't be. These dressings are so easy to make, so delicious; they dress your fresh summer greens up right.
"With a few ingredients, you can make this yummy dressing," says samy. "So simple and tastes like store-bought, but better."
A tangy vinaigrette with two kinds of vinegar (one sweet, one sharp) and two kinds of oil (walnut and olive). Try it on Roasted Acorn Squash Salad.
A fresh salad dressing that tastes like your favorite restaurant-style honey-mustard dressing. The mashup complements the salty-sweet flavors of a Crab and Shrimp Louie, and makes for a sharp twist on the classic chicken salad.
This vinaigrette travels well since it doesn't need refrigeration, so it's a winner at picnics. Don't forget to pack some pita bread for sopping up the extra dressing.
"This rich Caesar dressing gets lots of attention!" - Father Mark. Amen! Mix things up and swamp out traditional romaine for red leaf lettuce or shaved Brussels sprouts.
This classic invented in the 1920s in San Francisco goes extra green with the addition of the main ingredient in guacamole. Tossing it with assorted greens and serving seared ahi tuna makes for a entree-worthy salad.
Shake up a batch of vinaigrette in an “empty” mayo jar and get every bit of mayo clutching to the crannies. This thrifty creation makes arugula salads shine brightly.
Chunky and slightly sweet. Sour cream, buttermilk, and mayo combine with blue cheese, vinegar, and spices. Fans of this strong cheese will go nuts for it on a Cobb Salad.
Raspberry wine vinegar and Dijon mix with your favorite oil. Drizzle over a simple green salad topped with fresh berries for a taste of summer year-round.
Inspired by the slightly spicy dressing served with Mexican grilled chicken salad at a popular restaurant. Doubles as an awesome dip for homemade tortilla chips when mixed with a little bit of sour cream.
"A Catalina-style dressing that's been in our family for years," says Grandma39. "Works well for taco salad, too."
"This recipe is so quick, easy, and versatile," says Cathy. "Add a variety of herbs and spices to suit your personal taste." Try it on Strawberry Spinach Salad.
A simple dry Italian dressing mix with eight herbs and seasonings. It's amazing on Italian-inspired pasta salads.
"Nice, easy Southwest dressing for salads." - bryan. Turn up the heat by adding more cayenne.
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