Salad Dressing Recipes


Lime Cilantro Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Shake all ingredients in tightly covered container. Shake before serving.

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Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
6 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk, mixing well. Add remaining ingredients mixing thoroughly. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving for best flavor.

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

2 cups mayonnaise
4 anchovy fillets, minced
1 green onion, chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon

Mix together mayonnaise, anchovy, green onion, parsley, chives, vinegar and tarragon. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Oriental Salad Dressing

1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In a medium sized bowl combine sugar and rice wine vinegar. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Refrigerate salad dressing in a covered container for up to one week.

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Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon Romano cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or one clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Sugar, to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender until well mixed. If this is a little too tart for your taste, add a little extra sugar. Salad dressing will keep for about 10 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

3/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic - crushed through a press

Place all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well.

Use on salads and vegetables such as cooked asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli or carrots.

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Dill Pickle Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise
6-8 dill pickle slices
1 slice red onion
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Dash Accent

Put all ingredients in the food processor. Pulse until chopped/mixed to your liking. Put leftovers in glass container and refrigerate for up to week.

NOTE: This dressing tastes very much like tartar sauce. It is great on a green salad with grilled or seared fish.

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Cole Slaw Dressing

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon celery seed. optional

Combine and thoroughly blend all ingredients. Set aside to mellow while preparing vegetables.

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Louis Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon Accent
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Stir ingredients together. Cover and chill. Makes 1-1/2 cups.

Good as a salad dressing or dip. Especially good with shrimp or crab salad.

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