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Nine Hassle-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

Updated on June 24, 2013
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Are you someone that enjoys creating your own salad dressings? Making your own salad dressing can be fun and at the same time cost effective. You can store your dressings in mason jars and even give these dressings away as gifts. When making your own dressings you are in control of taste and the amount of dressing that you are making. If you are a person that is trying to lose weight, you can use extra light olive oil as a substitute for mayonnaise and if you are a person with high blood pressure you can omit the salt. Remember to keep your dressings refrigerated especially if you are using mayonnaise. There are many great benefits in creating your own dressings. So take a look at my favorite dressing recipes, change them up if you like, and enjoy.


Citrus Dressing


1 cup old-fashioned mayonnaise or commercial mayonnaise

1/8 teaspoon grated orange rind

1/8 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1/8 teaspoon grated lime rind

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 cup yogurt

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, blend the mayonnaise and yogurt together with a fork. Mix in the citrus rinds and add sugar to taste, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator. Use on fruit salad. (yield: 2 cups)

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Creamy Cole Slaw Dressing


1 cup old-fashioned mayonnaise or commercial mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 teaspoon celery salt

2 teaspoons sugar

Mix all ingredients together well and blend into your favorite slaw. (yield 1 cup)

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Garlic Dressing


1 cup old-fashioned mayonnaise or commercial mayonnaise

1/2 cup corn oil or other mild salad oil

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 clove of garlic, minced

3/4 tablespoon salt

Mix all ingredients well, and refrigerate in a tightly covered container. (yield 1-1/2 cups)

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Cucumber Dressing


This is a good serviced with seafood.

1/2 cup old-fashioned mayonnaise or commercial mayonnaise

1/2 cup pared, finely chopped cucumber

1/2 teaspoon dried dill

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/8 cup sour cream

1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together well and store tightly covered in the refrigerator. (yield 2 cups)

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French Dressing


1 teaspoon Worecestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1 dash of pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup olive oil

1 clove garlic

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients, except garlic, and blend together well with a wire whisk. Add the garlic, and store in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator. After a day or so, remove the garlic and discard it. Shake well before using. (yield 1-1/4 cups)

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Avocado Dressing


Serve this over a tossed green salad or a raw vegetable salad. It's also excellent with cold roast beef.


1/4 cup old-fashioned mayonnaise or commercial mayonnaise

1/4 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce

1 ripe avocado, peeled and mashed

1/2 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon salt

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all ingredient together well. Store in a tightly covered glass jar in the refrigerator. (yield 1 cup)

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Anchovy Dressing


This is tasty serviced over a salad of crisp greens, hard-boiled egg slices, and croutons.

3 fillets of anchovy, mashed

1/4 cup wine vinegar

1 dash of pepper

1/2 cup salad oil

Mix all ingredients well, cover, and store in refrigerator. (yield about 1 cup)

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Creamed Horseradish Dressing


1/4 cup grated horseradish

1/2 cup sour cream

Mix together and serve with beef. This may be made milder or strong according to personal preference using less or more horseradish. (yield 3/4 cup)

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Cherry Dressing


cherry juice from bottle of maraschino cherries

1 8-ounce package cream cheese

8 maraschino cherries, chopped

1 cup sour cream

Let the cream cheese stand for 15 minutes at room temperature and then mix in enough cherry juice to make the cheese soft. Mash the cheese till it's smooth, and add the sour cream. Mix in the cherries, and serve over a tart fruit salad. (yield 2 cups)


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      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for your comments!

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for your comments!

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yummy ideas for the salad dressings. I love the coleslaw dressing. My kids love the cabbage with mayo very much. I love the cucumber dressings- cool and refreshing. Thanks for sharing. Voted up

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome such great ideas for these recipes, a healthy meal indeed

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