I can't fully claim this recipe as my own since I found the original on Allrecipes. I did tweak it just a little based on my own preferences and what ingredients I had on hand. My husband, who I fear is going to turn into a bottle of Ranch dressing, loves this dressing almost as much. I use a microplane to grate the shallot and garlic, that way the dressing is nice and creamy without the need for a blender or food processor.
This dressing has wonderful flavour with virtually no fat. Try this on a Spinach and Strawberry salad....it will blow your mind and your tastebuds. Taken from her 'Heart Smart' cookbook, she notes: "This dressing can also be made with other mild vinegars such as raspberry, sherry, Champagne or a good red wine vinegar." NOTE: after several reviews, I'm going to adjust the water amount to 1/2 - 1 cup. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. :)
My husband will only eat a salad if the dressing is good, so I'm always searching for different dressing recipes. This recipe came from Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Just as the description says, it is very refreshing and tasty! By the way, my hubby always eats a double-serving of salad with this dressing!
This is as easy-to-make lightened-up version on cobb salad, using corn, honeydew melon, and roasted turkey breast from you grocery deli department. A tip for shopping for turkey breast from your deli, is to ask for a piece cut from a whole store-roasted breast instead of the pressed deli-meat variety. Recipe comes from Good Housekeeping.
This is from Taste of Home magazine and after discovering it, I've never bought Caesar dressing again. I love it that there's no quickly perishable ingredients and it's all stuff pretty much everyone has on hand at any given time.
This makes a good tasting vinaigrette with much less fat than in the classic version. It will keep in the refrigerator for about one week. The recipe was adapted from the Weight Watchers Vegetarian Cookbook.
When I don't have the time or inclination to look up a recipe this is the salad dressing I make. I always have all the ingredients and I can change it up to match what I've put in the salad. I keep this in the fridge for up to a week and just bring it to room temperature and whisk again before serving.
Okay, there is Italian Salad Dressing and then there is French Salad Dressing. This mix combines both for a wonderful unique result. This recipe come from more Make a Mix Cookery Cookbook, 1980 vintage.
This is very good basic salad dressing. The type of vinegar you use totally determines the character of it. For example, I really like an assertive local herb vinegar for summery salads. For versatility, you can't go wrong with a standard balsamic.
I have been trying lots of recipes from "The New American Plate" a wonderful cookbook that features dishes that are lower in saturated fats and high in flavors. This is my own rift on one of their many salad dressings. Whether you are concerned about calories or not, you're gonna enjoy this one.