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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Try Something Different: 5 Unique Salad Dressing Recipes

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5 Quick, Yet Delicious Salad Dressing Recipes
By: Adrian T. Cheng

Having a bowl of healthy salad daily is great for the health. However, it can easily become boring to your taste buds especially if you use the same ingredients all the time. Add a variety of flavor and texture to your salad greens by trying new ingredients for your dressing. You can have it sweet, spicy, sour or however you prefer - having a good dressing for your salad makes all the difference.

Here are 5 quick and easy salad dressing recipes you can make:

It's Gingerrific


What you need:

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons white sugar

2 tablespoons ground ginger


Mix together carrot, mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar and ginger in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Creamy Cilantro Salad Dressing


What you need:

2 bunches cilantro, stems removed

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 Anaheim chile peppers, roasted

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

3/4 cup canola oil

1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine garlic, chile peppers, mayonnaise, oil, pumpkin seeds, cheese, water, salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor for 1 minute or until smooth. Add cilantro in batches, pulsing for about 40 seconds per batch. Pour mixture in a glass bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Easy Sweet and Spicy Salad Dressing


What you need:

1 cup minced onion

1 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup white sugar

1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


Stir together onion, sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until sugar has dissolved. Carefully stir in vegetable oil until fully incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir before serving.

Cranberry and Mustard Combo


What you need:

1 clove garlic, peeled

1 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup cranberry sauce

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup walnut oil

Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Combine garlic, cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Carefully add vegetable oil and walnut oil in a steady stream. Pulse again until mixture is thick and creamy. Serve immediately.

Milk and Vinegar Fusion


What you need:

3/4 cup half-and-half cream

2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener


Place half-and-half cream, vinegar, salt and sweetener in a small bowl. Whisk together until sweetener has dissolved.

Now enjoy a variety of flavor with your green salad with these easy yet delicious salad dressing recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger who promotes healthy eating. He has written numerous posts and articles about natural herbs and spices, shared countless of delicious and healthy recipes and reviewed   [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0156C0XQM]kitchen accessories that are affordable yet of quality. You can view Adrian's posts about going green and other   [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0156C0XQM]kitchen tools he recommends on his page.