This weekend I decided to make a few batches of our favorite salad dressings…from scratch!
As you know, I try to cook and bake without preservatives and chemicals, so I have been either using a homemade vinaigrette or finding an organic version of a particular dressing. We have not been too thrilled with the selections at the super market…especially for Ranch Dressing.
They all turned out fabulously!
I made a Ranch Dressing, Honey Mustard and Italian Style Dressing.
Here are the recipes:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Spectrum Canola Oil Mayonnaise…it is all natural)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Whisk all ingredients together (I did this in a 4 cup measuring glass). Pour into a container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Let me tell you…This is the BEST Ranch I have ever tried
Honey Mustard Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Whisk all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to use.
This one would be great as a dipping sauce for homemade chicken breast nuggets!
Italian Style Dressing
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- a pinch dried thyme
- a pinch celery salt
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon water
Whisk all ingredients together. Let sit for at least 4 hours or overnight. Can either be refrigerated or kept at room temperature.
This is what I decided to have on my salad last night. It was the perfect compliment to the lasagna
Do you make your own dressings?
What is your favorite recipe?
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend