I am a fanatic of restaurants, and a food Lover. I always love to discover restaurants and Taste Chef’s Signature dishes trying to guess the ingredients! And I love to do this for a cozy dinner or a long lasting lunch, which I can’t do everyday as I am working and having a busy daily Calendar. Furthermore, I am that kind of women that Love to have Salads for Lunch, not only because I like to stay light and eat healthy, but also because they are easy to eat at the office with a short break.
But I know that eating Salads can be boring everyday, that’s why I am having different dressings, which give a totally different taste even to the same salad!
Here are 5 of my favorite salad dressings!
1-Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
This dressing is an all-purpose one for any type of salad you are making.
- 1 Minced clove garlic
- 1 TBS white wine vinegar
- 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp honey
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
In a small bowl , mix together the garlic, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk in oil slowly.
2- Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
- ½ Cup buttermilk
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- ½ tsp; granulated garlic , salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs of your choice
In a small bowl , mix all the ingredients and stir in herbs.
3- Eggless Caesar dressing
This dressing is for you to enjoy a Caesar dressing without having to taste a touch of mayonnaise.so it puts in value the garlic and lemon instead.
- 5 anchovy filets
- 3 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 TBS red wine vinegar
- 1 TBS Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Start by bashing the anchovies, garlic and pepper. Whisk in the lemon juice, vinegar and mustard. Slowly add the oil until emulsified. Stir in the parmesan. Gradually, mix all ingredients in a blender and puree until emulsified.
4- Orange-Oregano Dressing
For orange lovers , this dressing has a bold orange flavor and lacks in calories and fat.
- 1/2 tsp orange zest
- 1/2 cup squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tsp fresh oregano
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Put all the ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
5- Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette
This will allow you having a mellow grassy flavor to your vegetables.
- 1 peeled chopped cucumber
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 TBS Red-wine vinegar, chopped chives and chopped parsley
- 1 TBS nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard, prepared horseradish and sugar
- 1/2tsp salt
Puree all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.