Italian Salad Dressing Mix

Italian Salad Dressing Mix
Italian Salad Dressing Mix

Italian Salad Dressing Mix

 

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp black pepper

¼ tsp thyme

1 tbsp parsley

1 tsp basil

¼ tsp celery salt

2 tbsp salt

 

Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.

For the salad dressing: Combine 2 tbsp mix with ¼ apple cider vinegar, ⅔ cup olive oil and 2 tbsp water. Shake or whisk to combine.

Serving size (mix only): 1½ tsp, 7½ calories per serving

Serving size (prepared salad dressing): 2 tbsp, 130 calories per serving

 

 

Best Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

This is the best orange vinaigrette dressing you’ll ever eat! It takes a little longer to make than some other dressings but it’s worth the wait!

Best Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

Best Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • Light syrup from one 11 oz can of mandarin oranges
  • 1 tbsp minced red onion
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place orange juice and light syrup in a small saucepan. Boil over medium-high heat until thickened and reduced to ¼ cup., about 40 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine onion, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil. Add orange syrup and mix well.
  • Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.k
Keyword easy, mandarin oranges, oil-based, orange juice, salad dressing, vegan, vegetarian, vinaigrette

Did you know?  Vinaigrette dressing refers to dressing with an oil and vinegar base.  It’s been proven to be much healthier than its creamy counterparts!

Suggestion:  Try this dressing with Orange and Beet Salad!

Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce / Dressing

This sweet and tart honey mustard dipping sauce is my favorite to have with chicken tenders! It also gives spark to a garden salad. What will you use it for?

Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce / Dressing

Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce / Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Servings 4
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together mayonnaise and mustard. Add maple syrup. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Keyword chicken tenders, creamy salad dressing, dipping sauce, honey, mustard, salad dressing, sweet tart, vegetarian

Did you know?  We tend to think of mustard as “just” a condiment but it also has some awesome health benefits!

Suggestion:  This sauce is great when paired with pan-fried chicken tenders.

Fresh Lemon Turmeric Dressing

Take your salad game to the next level with this lemon turmeric dressing! It’s just as good on cooked vegetables to help those picky eaters to eat healthier!

Lemon Turmeric Dressing

Lemon Turmeric Dressing

(Courtesy: Penny Jacques)
Course Salad
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ clove garlic, minced (½ tsp)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric*
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger, grated

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients using an immersion or countertop blender.  Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • *Turmeric stains anything it touches so use caution!
  • Hack:  Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root?  Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!  Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Keyword cold side dish, healthy, homemade, lemon, oil-based, salad, salad dressing, turmeric, vegan, vegetarian

Did you know? Turmeric has many health benefits, which makes it an excellent addition to your diet!

Suggestion:  Try this with warm vegetable salad!

Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Creamy blue cheese salad dressing is my absolute favorite and this homemade version is so good and easy to make, that you’ll buy it in the store again!

Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Course Salad
Servings 4
Calories 118 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, mustard powder, and salt. Use an immersion blender if a smoother dressing is desired.
  • Allow to sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors. The dressing will thicken as it sits.
  • Store leftovers, tightly sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Hack: Many grocery store delis cut and wrap blue cheese for the shelf. If you can’t find the size you’re looking for, ask a clerk to cut it for you.
  • Hack: Blue cheese can be frozen but it will lose some of its creaminess and flavor.
Keyword blue cheese, easy, fast and easy, homemade salad dressing, quick and easy, salad, salad dressing

Did you know?  Cheese is generally thought to be bad for your health but eating blue cheese actually has some awesome health benefits!  Check it out!

Suggestion:  Serve this dressing over a classic wedge salad!

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