Getting your greens can seem like a pious mealtime obligation. But drizzling a delicious homemade dressing over salad makes it something to savor. Get dressed for success!
Vinaigrettes can be as basic as mixing together oil, vinegar, and salt. From there, build flavor with herbs, spices, shallots, and garlic. Play with oils and vinegars, too: olive, walnut, peanut, or hazelnut oils; and balsamic, Champagne, and sherry vinegars or citrus juice.
Dreamy Creamy Dressings
Creamy dressings deliver a lush mouth-feel. From a base of sour cream, buttermilk, cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise, creamy dressings are constructed with herbs, spices, shallots, and garlic. Cheese, pickles, chili sauce, and other ingredients can add big flavor.
Daring to range beyond what the name implies, salad dressings often make marvelous marinades and dipping sauces. Oil and vinegar dressings are popular for marinating meats, but don’t overlook dairy-based dressings: the gentle acids in dairy tenderize meats slowly.
Popular Salad Dressings To Try:
- Bill’s Blue Cheese Dressing
- Honey Mustard Dressing
- Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
- Simple Sicilian Salad Dressing
- Grandma’s Salad Dressing
- Poppy Seed Dressing
- Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing
- Dressing for Potato Salad
- Authentic Thousand Island Dressing