I stopped buying store-made salad dressings over a year ago. I finally discovered how much better my own can be!
Since then, I’ve been on a search for amazing salad dressing recipes. Yes, there is the option of the olive oil/lemon juice or olive oil/balsamic vinegar combinations. But I was looking for options beyond these.
Here are 3 of my favourite salad dressings.2 are from the ReFresh cookbook, and one is from my favourite website, Elana’s Pantry.
The Green Dressing is a delicious tangy dressing made from cilantro. It really adds a kick to your salad. The House Dressing is delicious – I ate this for 3 months straight last summer. And the Asian Dressing was my favourite fall dressing. It’s so easy to make. And if you haven’t tried Ume Plum vinegar….you should. I had bought a bottle and didn’t know what to do with it – until I saw this recipe. Now I’m hooked!
Green Dressing – ReFresh Cookbook (Ruth Tal)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. peeled and chopped ginger root
1/4 c. rice vinegar
1 1/4 c chopped cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp. wasabi
2 tbsp honey
Put the garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, cilantro and water in a blender. Process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients while the blender is running. Remove only when fully liquified.
House Dressing – ReFresh Cookbook (Ruth Tal)
1/4 c water
1/4 apple cider vinegar
stevia (to taste)
1 tsp lemon juice (I add more)
3/4 tsp tamari (wheat free)
1/4 tsp. mustard powder
1 clove garlic
1/4 c. flax oil
3/4 c. olive oil
In blender, mix all ingredients except oil until totally pureed. With blender running, add oil in a thin stream until dressing is emulsified.
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon ume plum vinegar
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon orange juice, freshly squeezed
In a medium mason jar, combine all ingredients. Shake well until combined.