SALAD DRESSING 101: All you need is this handy gadget pictured above in order to make any of the delicious salad dressing recipes below. Or you can use a blender or mini prep cuisine art. | Ideas beyond lettuce: toss in pasta salad, drizzle over sliced tomatoes and avocado, use as a chicken, fish or beef marinade, pour over steamed veggies, or use as a chicken tender, pizza, sandwich, wrap, burger or spring roll dipping sauce. Get creative, the possibilities are endless. Click HERE to purchase the Chef’n Emulstir Emulsifier and Salad Dressing Mixer.
SESAME GINGER: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 2 cloves garlic, chopped, 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar, 2 tablespoons peeled and minced ginger, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, & 2 tablespoons water
CILANTRO LIME: 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 garlic clove, minced, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, & 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
PEANUT SAUCE (blender required): teaspoon minced ginger, teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon (packed) light brown sugar, & 1/4 -1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes – Add everything to a blender and pulse adding water to thin if needed.
RED WINE DIJON: 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 garlic clove, finely minced, 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, pinch sea salt, & freshly ground black pepper to taste
GREEK: 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon), 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, 1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves, & 2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles (optional)
SKINNY CAESAR: 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 small garlic clove, minced,
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, & 5 tablespoon fat free Greek yogurt
BALSAMIC: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar, optional*, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, & 3/4 cup olive oil
DILL RANCH (unhealthy, but great!): 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon milk, 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, & 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
SPICY HONEY MUSTARD: 2 teaspoons honey, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons chopped thyme and 1/2 of a jalapeno (seeded and minced)
TRUFFLE: 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar, 1 minced shallot, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, cracked pepper to taste, 1/3 cup truffle oil, & 1/4 cup olive oil