How to Make Your Own Salad Dressing
Posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 7:00 am
What goes great with salad? Your favorite salad dressing is an important addition to a delicious salad. May is National Salad Month so you might be having more salads right now than usual. One way to save some money would be to make your own salad dressing. Here are a few recipes to try.
Cooking Light has a lot of recipes for salad dressing. A great one to start with would be their Classic Vinaigrette. It makes 6 tablespoons of dressing, and the serving size is 1 1/2 tablespoons. You will need:
* 1 1/2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
* 1 tablespoon of shallots (chopped)
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Start by combining the vinegar, shallots, salt, Dijon mustard, and pepper. Gradually add the olive oil. Stir the ingredients until they have been well incorporated.
Mr. Food has an easy recipe for a balsamic vinaigrette. It makes about 1 – 1/2 cups of salad dressing. You will need:
* 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
* 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 cup olive oil
Get a medium bowl. Whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Next, add the salt and pepper. Pour in the olive oil very slowly. Keep whisking until everything is well combined.
Thousand Island Salad Dressing
Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Thousand Island Salad dressing. You can turn it into a low-fat dressing if you replace the sour cream with low-fat plain Greek yogurt. You will need:
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1/4 cup mayonnaise
* 1/3 cup ketchup
* 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
* Coarse salt and ground pepper
Get a medium bowl. Whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, and mayonnaise until it is smooth. Next, whisk in the ketchup and relish. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.