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Summer Salad Dressings

June 2, 2017

 

 

This weeks beautiful sunny weather has helped inspire this weeks 'recipe of the week'.
 

With the warmer weather finally here, we all become salad eaters, and we all become more healthy for it. But sadly we turn to shop bought salad dressings, with these having added sugar, flavourings and preservatives, they are definitely not the healthiest option.

So this week we are bringing you 5 great tasting, healthy salad dressings you can make at home.

 

Find yourselves some old jam jars and get shaking.



 

Honey Mustard
 

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
     

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake until well combined.

  2. Refrigerate and let flavours blend for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours, before serving.


 

Italian Salad Dressing
 

INGREDIENTS

  • ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan

  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ¼ medium onion, diced (about 2 tablespoons) or 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2 tablespons)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced oregano or 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake until well combined. Alternatively, you can combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until well combined and smooth.

  2. Refrigerate and let flavors blend for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours, before serving.

 

 

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
 

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ cup fresh minced parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ¼ medium onion, diced (about 2 tablespoons) or 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced chives or 1 tablespoon dried chives

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

  • ¼ cup—1/2 cup buttermilk
     

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake until well combined. Alternatively, you can combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until well combined and smooth.

  2. Refrigerate and let flavours blend for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours, before serving.



Blue Cheese Dressing
 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup whole milk, plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk

  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ cup finely crumbled blue cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake until well combined. Alternatively, you can combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until well combined and smooth.

  2. Refrigerate and let flavors blend for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours, before serving.

 

 

Balsamic Vinaigrette
 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake until well combined.

  2. Refrigerate and let flavours blend for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours, before serving.

 

These dressings can be kept in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week, now let's hope the warm weather continues for as long as that.

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