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Your Best Quick Salad Dressing Recipes

ladyzherraladyzherra Posts: 236Member, Premium Member Posts: 236Member, Premium Member
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I love a quick salad.

I have a favorite, super quick and easy (and very tasty) dressing recipe and would love to hear yours. Here's mine:

In the bottom of a salad bowl I put about 2 tablespoons of hummus (I like garlic or red roasted pepper), a splash of virgin olive oil, the squeeze of one lime, a couple squirts of honey mustard, a spoonful of relish, and salt and pepper. Stir. Add in your salad stuff and mix.

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  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 1,091Member Member Posts: 1,091Member Member
    I grow lots of fresh herbs - once a week or so I use a few bunches of whatever grows best, take onion, red peppers, pickled cucumbers - sometimes a bit of chilies - or garlic - or ginger - or lemon zest - or whatever comes to my mind - and chop it roughly in the food processor with some vinegar: apple or red or white or rice vinegar or aged vinegar. Fill up in a glass jar and store in fridge. Use this as a base with plain yoghurt or mustard or cottage cheese or fresh vegetable juice or just as it is. Easy - peasy.
  • ArtsgolfwidowArtsgolfwidow Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    I do a little evoo. Red wine vinegar and salt and pepper. I’m going to try some of these.
  • yayamom3yayamom3 Posts: 891Member Member Posts: 891Member Member
    I'm a fan of simple and fresh. The juice of one lemon, 1 T EVOO, 1T any fresh herb if I have it or 1t dried oregano if I don't, salt and pepper. My salad usually includes fresh tomatoes and feta cheese. When this dressing combines with the juice of the tomatoes and the feta, it becomes so creamy and wonderful.
  • slappy01ukslappy01uk Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, extra virgin olive oil, crushed garlic

    Shake and enjoy!

    Yummo😎

    I think I will try this but swap the olive oil for chilli Oil to give it a bit of a kick
    Thanks
  • jmp2618jmp2618 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Olive oil,balsamic vinegar, horseradish Dijon mustard
  • annamdiaz6251annamdiaz6251 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    My go to dressing is a tablespoon each Dijon mustard and lemon juice, 1/3 cup evoo, chopped shallots, fresh ground salt and cracked pepper. So yummy.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,490Member Member Posts: 4,490Member Member
    This is the simple Indonesian Lalab dressing I keep in the fridge to throw together a tomato side salad to go with Asian food. I leave out the oil.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/pisangsusu.com/442-lalab-with-tomato/amp/
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 7,314Member Member Posts: 7,314Member Member
    Simple but effective - Lemon Juice & Black Pepper
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Posts: 193Member, Premium Member Posts: 193Member, Premium Member
    Thai-inspired Peanut butter sauce (on anything) but fun for salads too...

    3 cloves garlic (or to taste)
    1" fresh ginger, chopped
    1/4 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup coconut cream
    1 tbsp soy sauce (or preferred substitute)
    1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
    1 tbsp molasses (or preferred substitute)
    1 tsp hot sauce (optional or to taste)

    Thin out, as desired, with water

    Yield: approx 3/4 cup
  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Posts: 739Member Member Posts: 739Member Member
    I do quick salad dressings (1 serving) a few times a week.

    Quick balsamic (90 cal): 6 g olive oil, 6 ml balsamic vinegar, 4 g Dijon mustard, 3 g light mayo, sprinkle of minced garlic (fresh or dried), salt, pepper, oregano.

    Quick coleslaw-style dressing (100 cal): 1.5 oz nonfat Greek yogurt, 14 g light mayo, 5 g Dijon mustard, 15 ml apple cider vinegar, 5 g honey, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and a little celery salt if I have it.

    Quick ranch: 1 oz nonfat Greek yogurt, 10 ml white vinegar, .5 tsp ranch seasoning, extra black pepper and minced dried garlic.
  • bearly63bearly63 Posts: 227Member, Premium Member Posts: 227Member, Premium Member
    I am writing all of these down. Thanks for this great thread <3
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,031Member Member Posts: 8,031Member Member
    Just an idea but whenever you make your dressing, you taste it and you think its missing something, squeeze a bit of lemon. That usually does the trick.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,490Member Member Posts: 4,490Member Member
    Simple but effective - Lemon Juice & Black Pepper

    This is similar to Cambodian lime and pepper sauce.

    https://kampotpepper.gives/index.php/tuk-meric-cambodian-pepper-sauce/

    Great on fried eggs, steak, fish.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,490Member Member Posts: 4,490Member Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    Thai-inspired Peanut butter sauce (on anything) but fun for salads too...

    3 cloves garlic (or to taste)
    1" fresh ginger, chopped
    1/4 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup coconut cream
    1 tbsp soy sauce (or preferred substitute)
    1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
    1 tbsp molasses (or preferred substitute)
    1 tsp hot sauce (optional or to taste)

    Thin out, as desired, with water

    Yield: approx 3/4 cup

    When you have this on salad, it is often known as one of Indonesia's national dishes, gado gado.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gado-gado
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Posts: 193Member, Premium Member Posts: 193Member, Premium Member
    Thank you, acpgee! I didn't know that! A trip to Indonesia is in order then.
  • lilann1961lilann1961 Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    Love this thread! My go-to is olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, minced garlic and typically whatever green herb I have on hand (parsley, basil, chives, sometimes even dill). Goes very well with feta and fresh mozzarella (and any veggie mix). My daughter likes to make it and "dip" her greens in it.
  • cowboyup83cowboyup83 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Simple, greek yogurt and a packet of ranch dressing. Some almond milk to thin it.
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