Sunday, November 13, 2011

Homemade Salad Dressings


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:


Ranch Dressing

  • 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 triedSmile


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 lasagnaSmile


Do you make your own dressings?

What is your favorite recipe?

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekendSmile





  1. Oooh, Imma have to pin this! Thanks for sharing Jessie!

  2. I can't wait to try these, thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Thank you guys! Latoya...Thanks for pinning. I'm so excited...I'm finally pinned:)

  4. Hi Jessie! How are you? I am so sorry I have been such a slacker lately. It sounds like you are busy and I hope your little man is doing well. These look so good, I will have to try them sometime. I hope you and your family had a good Thanksgiving and that you are enjoying the holiday season so far.
    Love and hugs to you!

  5. They look great! I made honey mustard before and it was great and surprisingly easy! I will have to try out that ranch recipe when my bottle runs out.

  6. I just pinned this and within a just a few minutes I had 5 people repin it that I don't even know. I can't wait to see what other stuff you can teach me!!


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