Who doesn’t love a yummy, crunchy salad for lunch or for dinner? Both tasty and healthy, depending on the ingredients of course, you have a world of options from which to choose including which dressing to serve with your salad.
There are many dressings that, besides being very easy to prepare, are also important because they add a special touch to salads and enhance the natural flavors of the fresh ingredients. We can’t deny that a salad without dressing is like a coffee without cream.
The secret of a delicious dressing is in the selection of ingredients that harmonize with the flavors and textures of the salad. Let’s get cooking!
Olive Oil Vinaigrette
This is the traditional vinaigrette that we are all familiar with. Making it is as easy as mixing oil, vinegar, and a few other ingredients thoroughly and pouring it over your salad. Simple, ready in a jiffy, and you only need a few items to make it.
½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon dried thyme
How many times have you heard about ranch dressing? It seems to be a favorite of many, and now you can learn how easy it is to make. It is important to use fresh ingredients. This time, you can enjoy it without any regrets because we eliminate mayonnaise and milk and substitute Greek yogurt. The result? Just as delicious! Dare to prepare it, and you will love it.
1 cup Greek yogurt
One garlic clove
½ teaspoon dill or herb of your choice
1 tablespoon chives
½ teaspoon vinegar
Pinch of pepper
Instructions: In a small bowl, add yogurt, lemon juice, and vinegar. Then, add the rest of the finely chopped ingredients and, finally, season with salt and pepper.
You will love the aroma and flavor of this unique vinaigrette. It goes with just about any salad ingredient, and is especially good with chicken, shrimp and fish.
¼ cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 garlic clove
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup cilantro bunch
¾ cup olive oil
Instructions: First, chop the garlic and cilantro very fine. Then place in a bowl with the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Optionally, you can use a blender to mix the ingredients.
Who doesn’t love Avocado? With this recipe, there’s no need to limit yourself. You can add as much or as little avocado as you want.
2 tablespoons of water
Finely chopped garlic
Preparation: In the blender, add avocados, lemon juice, cilantro, water, finely chopped garlic, olive oil, salt, and blend. The result is a creamy and flavorful dressing. You can also try substituting basil or another aromatic herb for the cilantro.
So, what do you think? These recipes are all super easy, right? Now that you know some basic dressings, use your imagination to create vinaigrettes and dressings using your favorite ingredients.