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Easy Dressing

Updated on September 9, 2014

Easy Salad Dressings

We make and eat a lot of salads here in our home. Over the years I've collected some wonderful recipes for creating easy to make salad dressings. Even for those people not particularly fond of eating salads, these dishes are real crowd pleasers.

Pictured is a refreshing miso dressing. You will find the how-to just below. Also included on this page is my mother in law's summer tomato salad with a very easy dressing. It's super, super quick and fabulous! (Photo credit Pam Irie)

Easy Dressings

Make in Under 5 Minutes

Easy Dressing
Easy Dressing

Traditional miso dressing is served on a bed of fresh greens at many Japanese restaurants. This soy bean paste is an acquired taste for some people.

If you enjoy simple cuisine, learn to make this delicious oriental salad dressing at home. Just a few ingredients is all it takes to make this easy miso dressing.

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp Miso Paste
  • 10 Tbsp Mayonaise
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Sugar or Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Sake or White Wine
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar or Apple Vinegar
  • Small mixing bowl and whisk
  • Glass cruet
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

  1. Purchase Hikari red miso paste in the oriental department at the grocers. Note the convenient 2 lb bag contains enough soy bean paste to make numerous batches of dressing and, of course, miso soup .
  2. In a small bowl, add miso paste, mayonnaise, sugar, white wine or sake and the rice or apple vinegar.
  3. Mix contents well with whisk. Pour dressing into a glass cruet for ease in serving.
  4. Fill small soup bowls with fresh salad greens. Drizzle the easy miso dressing on top just before serving. Enjoy!
  5. Tips & Warnings
  6. You can make a diet-friendly version of this easy miso dressing by substituting low fat mayonnaise.
  7. Make sure to purchase the miso paste labeled no added MSG as many people are allergic.
  8. (Photo credit Pam Irie)
5 stars from 1 rating of Easy Miso Dressing

Salad Dressing Shakers and Servers

ZYLISS Shake N' Pour Salad Dressing Shaker/Bottle
ZYLISS Shake N' Pour Salad Dressing Shaker/Bottle

Great reviews. This dispenser has a shut off valve that keeps you from pouring too much dressing. What a great idea!

 

French Dressing

This homemade French salad dressing is also easy to make. We use it here in our home to top our Taco salads.

You'll need:

1 cup salad oil

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup catsup

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp. salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

Mix well!

Mango Salad Dressing
Mango Salad Dressing | Source

Mangoes Make Marvelous and Easy Salad Dressing

Vianney Rodriguez created this fantastic salad dressing using a mango as the main ingredient. It was one of those "ah hah" moments and I'm so glad she is sharing her recipe for this very easy dressing. Your taste buds will thank you for whipping up a batch for your next salad! Go here for her recipe.


OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, Black
OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, Black

Make and Shake and Serve easy dressings in this well reviewed shaker.

 

Tasty Tip!

No time to make "homemade" dressing? Pick up a bottle of ranch dressing. Pour a dressing container 3/4 full with the ranch topping and fill the remainder with 2% or skim milk. Shake well! Great taste and a lot less calories!

Vollrath 99637 Three-Way Revolving Server
Vollrath 99637 Three-Way Revolving Server

Just like the neighborhood diner uses.

 

Summer Tomato Salad and Dressing

Mix together:

3 Tbsp cooking oil

3 Tbsp champagne vinegar

some white onion (finely chopped)

salt & pepper to taste

1 tsp sugar

a little milk

Add: sliced tomatoes

EAT! :)

Salad Bowls and Servers

Godinger Hammered Salad Bowl & Servers, Silver
Godinger Hammered Salad Bowl & Servers, Silver

Beautiful chic salad bowl with matching servers.

 

Tip!

Important Lesson Learned the Hard Way!

Make sure the container or bottle of dressing is securely closed before shaking. ;)

Do you have a favorite recipe for an easy to make salad dressing?

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    • goldenrulecomics profile image

      goldenrulecomics 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      No, I don't. But I may try some of these! Nicely done.

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      All these recipes are so delicious. Pinned to my salad board.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      We eat lots of tomatoes so will certainly try your Tomato Salad and Dressing. Sounds wonderful.

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      burntchestnut 

      5 years ago

      I've been wanting to make my own salad dressing - the inexpensive ones in the store have too many preservatives and chemicals and the healthy / organic ones cost a lot.

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      My mom has a great coleslaw dressing she makes, yum yum! your french dressing recipe looks really good

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      My quick dressing is olive oil, a few squirts of balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkle of garlic powder and an herb blend. Easy and good!

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