5 Quick, Yet Delicious Salad Dressings

5 Quick, Yet Delicious Salad Dressings

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Using a bowl of healthy salad daily is terrific for the health. But, it can easily become boring to your taste buds especially if you use the same ingredients all the time. Add many different flavor and texture to your salad greens by trying new ingredients for your own dressing. You can have it sweet, spicy, sour or however you prefer – using a good dressing on your salad makes all of the difference.

Here are 5 quick and easy salad dressing recipes you can make:

It’s Gingerrific

What you need:

1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tsp ground ginger
Mix together carrot, mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar and ginger in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

What you need:

2 bunches cilantro, stems removed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Anaheim chile peppers, roasted
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
3/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine garlic, chile peppers, mayonnaise, oil, pumpkin seeds, cheese, water, salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor for 1 minute or until smooth. Add cilantro in batches, pulsing for approximately 40 seconds per batch. Cover and simmer for 1 hour before serving.

Easy Sweet and Spicy Salad Dressing

What you need:

1 cup minced onion
1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Stir together sugar, onion, ketchup, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until sugar has dissolved. Carefully stir in vegetable oil until fully incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir before serving.

Cranberry and Mustard Combo

What you need:

1 clove garlic, peeled
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cranberry sauce
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup walnut oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Combine garlic, cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Carefully add vegetable oil and walnut oil in a steady flow. Pulse again until mixture is thick and creamy. Serve immediately.

Milk and Vinegar Fusion

What you need:

3/4 cup half-and-half cream
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener
Place half-and-half cream, vinegar, salt and simmer in a small bowl. Whisk together until sweetener has dissolved.

Now enjoy an assortment of flavor with your green salad with these simple yet delicious salad dressing recipes!


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