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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homemade Salad Dressings

I will be honest, I've had a hard time finding dressing recipes that I really like.  Thankfully, I've gotten a few thanks to my friends Kim and Jen as well as combining some good online recipes.  Hope you like them as well as I do.  They are frugal, healthy and yummy!

Ranch Dressing and Dip 
I think this tastes very similar to the ranch dressing from Logan's Roadhouse.  

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon dried chives or 1/2 tablespoon fresh, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
milk or buttermilk 

1. In large bowl whisk together all ingredients with the exception to the milk or buttermilk.  This will make a dip. If you want dressing, just add a few drops of milk/buttermilk at a time till you reach your desired consistency.  
2. Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before serving.  The more it sits, the better it gets.  

French Dressing:
1 cup olive oil
1/3 - 1 cup ketchup (homemade if possible), to your liking
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup water (or more to your liking)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

1. Blend onion first in food processor till finely minced.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend well.  Refrigerate till ready to use.

Poppyseed Dressing 
If you don't have the sesame seeds or the poppy seeds,  you can still try this.  Make sure to let it sit in the fridge a few hours before serving.  The flavor enhances tremendously!

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 scant cup honey
2 teaspoons minced onion
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil

1. Mix all together and refrigerate.

Sweet Vinaigrette 
I don't have a name for this one so named it sweet since it is sweeter.  

1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley ( i used dried if I don't have fresh but not as much)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all together and refrigerate till ready to use.

I hope to find a really good Italian dressing as well as a Caesar very soon..

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