10 Delicious DIY Salad Dressings

I’ve Stumbled Upon this and tried all of the dressings below.  They are delicious indeed and very easy and fast to make. My favourite is the Dill one, but they all taste good, so I’ve desided to “press this” for my future reference in case the original will disappear. Below are my edited vegetarian versions.

1. Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raspberry

Ingredients:
1/2 cup raspberry vinegar
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

Method:
Pour vinegar in a mason jar or other container with a tight lid. I’ve used Jamie Oliver’s flavour shaker. Add honey and chopped mint, cover with lid and shake. If still too bitter, add in a bit more honey to even out the flavor.

2. Citrus Vinaigrette

Citrus

Liven up a regular salad with this crisp and refreshing summer-inspired salad dressing.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
6 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
Again, in a large mason jar or container with a tight lid, combine the vinegar, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and lemon juice. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking vigorously. Once mixed, add the walnuts and stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste

3. Dill Vinaigrette

Dill

This salad dressing is so tasty, you’ll want to double the recipe so that you can have it again when dinner time rolls around!

Ingredients:

80ml olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 shallot, finely shopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and pressed
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
In a shaker or a large bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

4. Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic and Olive Oil

Although this makes a great, simple salad dressing, it is equally delicious as a marinade or when drizzled on steamed vegetables.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
In a mason jar or other container with a tight lid, combine all the ingredients. Shake until all ingredients are combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5. Basil Vinaigrette

Basil

Delicious year round, this salad is especially tasty when paired with an Italian-themed salad.

Ingredients:
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp chopped fresh basil (it’s very important here to use fresh – it’s not nearly as good with dried leaves!)
2 cloves garlic, minced

Method:
In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, basil, and garlic. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

6. Parsley Dressing

Parsley

Try this flavorful dressing on a salad of mixed greens or other mild-flavored salad combination.

Ingredients:
3 tsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 small shallot
2 tsp chopped parsley

Method:
In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and onion. Once combined, add in the chopped parsley, mix thoroughly with a whisk and serve.

7. Lemon Caesar Dressing

Lemon

Try this citrus-infused spin on this popular salad dressing option.

Ingredients:
1 tsp lemon peel from unwaxed lemons (finely grated)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp anchovy paste
1 tsp Soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
In a bowl, whisk all ingredients except oil. Once combined, slowly add oil, whisking constantly until smooth (if you stop, the dressing could break). Refrigerate until ready to serve.

8. Asian Dressing

Sesame

Add a taste of the orient (without the sugar) with this tangy Asian-inspired dressing.

Ingredients:
Juice from 2 large oranges
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tbsp white, untoastet sesame seeds
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 medium garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp sesame oil

Method:

In a bowl, whisk together orange juice, vinegar, sesame seeds, salt, and garlic. Once combined, slowly whisk in sesame oil.

9. Ginger-Asian Dressing

Ginger

A second spin on the Asian dressing theme, this dressing is delicious on salads as well as steamed or grilled veggies.

Ingredients:
1 carrot, fresh, small, peeled and shredded
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp fresh ginger root, grated

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

10. French Style Dressing

Tomato

Looking for a way to get the kids to eat their greens? This tasty recipe is sure to wow ‘em!

Ingredients:
1/4 tsp white pepper, ground
1 tsp unsalted tomato paste or thick passata
7 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup red or white wine vinegar
2 tsp water
1/2 tsp fresh chopped shallot

Method:
In a large mason jar or other container with a tight lid, combine all ingredients, shake it up and serve.

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