Dressing Recipes for Salad Lovers
***Calling all salad lovers***
What tastes better in this hot muggy weather than a fresh, crisp salad. If you're like me you could eat salad every day. Not only does salad make a great meal but it's also good for you. I know, most of you don't want to hear about your favorite food being healthy. But the thing is - it is.
One of the really great things about salads, at least from my perspective, it that you can put any raw vegetable you want in it and it tastes great. You can't go wrong with a dish like that. Not only vegetables go well in a salad but also fresh fruit, nuts of all shapes and sizes, olives, pickles, eggs, and just about anything you can think of.
The only problem for me is the salad dressing. I get bored with only a few to choose from. I think i t's important to have a very large selection. So I started making my own. This way just about every day I have a new combination of salad fixin's and dressings to go with them. It's the only way to go for me. I have to eat healthy so why not make it fun.
In this article I included a few of my salad dressing recipes. If you like them let me know I have lots more. Anyway, you can have your salad and enjoy it too.
Black Olive Vinaigrette
1/2 cup pitted black olives
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt substitute
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 tsp canola oil
Combine olives, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until mixed.
In a measuring cup combine olive oil and canola oil and blend.
Drizzle oil into blender while turned on.
Pour dressing into small dish and serve with your favorite salad.
Creamy Yogurt Dressing
2 tbsp unflavored yogurt
4 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp fat free mayonnaise
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
Whisk together all ingredient in a small bowl.
Refrigerate for one hour before using on your favorite salad.
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 1/2 tsp walnut oil
1/4 cup apple juice
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 packet of artificial sweetener
Mash raspberries in a bowl with a potato masher.
Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until well blended.
Pour dressing mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl.
Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Enjoy on your favorite salad.
1 cup unflavored yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp finely minced onion
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt substitute
1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
1/8 tsp black pepper
Place all ingredients into a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
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