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| by Zeina Tawfik

10 Salad Dressings You Can Make in Less Than 10 Minutes

I believe that salad making is an art, and to master it, you need to have a good background of how to prepare the perfect salad dressing. To get you started and arm you with the needed recipes for beginners, I'll share with you 10 salad dressings that you can make in less than 10 minutes. Salad dressings make excellent toppers for vegetables and greens, and they make you want to experiment with new combinations and flavors. Using very few ingredients, here are 10 salad dressings you can make it less than 10 minutes...

1. Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients:

- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

- 1 Tbsp honey

- 1 Tsp Dijon mustard

- 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

- Pinch of salt and pepper

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard and olive oil. Whisk very well and season with salt and pepper.


2. Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients:

- 1/4 Cup mayonnaise

- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

- 1 Tbsp honey

- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and lemon juice. Whisk very well until the mixture is smooth.


3. French Dressing

Ingredients:

- 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

- 1 Tbsp vinegar

- 1 Tbsp ketchup

- 1 Tsp Dijon mustard

- 1 Tsp brown sugar

- 1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce

- 1 garlic clove

- Pinch of salt and pepper

- Pinch of paprika

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, ketchup, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.Whisk very well until the mixture is blended. Finely chop the garlic clove, then add it to the mixture and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Mix again and chill before serving.


4. Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:

- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise

- 1 Tbsp sour cream

- 1 Tbsp yogurt

- 1 Tsp vinegar

- 1/4 Tsp Worcestershire sauce

- 1/4 Tsp onion powder

- 1/4 Tsp garlic powder

- 1/2 Tsp chopped fresh chives

- Pinch of salt and pepper

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder. Whisk very well and then stir in the chopped fresh chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


5. Curry Dressing

Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 Cup yogurt

- 1 Tbsp curry powder

- 1 Tbsp lemon juice

- Pinch of salt and pepper

Steps:

- In a bowl, add the yogurt, curry powder, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk very well until the mixture is blended and smooth.


6. Sesame Ginger Dressing

Ingredients:

- 2 Tbsp soy sauce

- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar

- 1 Tbsp sesame oil

- 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

- 2 Tsp grated fresh ginger

- 1 Tsp minced garlic

- 1 Tsp sugar

- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, ginger, garlic and sugar. Slowly whisk and then stir in the sesame seeds.


7. Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients:

- 1/2 Cup crumbled blue cheese

- 1/4 Cup sour cream

- 1/4 Cup heavy cream

- 1/4 Cup mayonnaise

- 1 Tbsp lemon juice

- 1/4 Tsp Worcestershire sauce

- Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steps:

- Add the crumbled blue cheese to a bowl and mash it with a fork. Now add the sour cream heavy cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce sauce and whisk very well until the mixture is well blended. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


8. Thousand Island Dressing

Ingredients:

- 1 Cup mayonnaise

- 4 Tbsp ketchup

- 2 Tbsp vinegar

- 1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish

- 1 Tbsp sugar

- 1/4 Tsp onion powder

- Pinch of salt and pepper

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup,vinegar, sugar and onion powder. Whisk and then add the sweet pickle relish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


9. Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

- 1 ripe avocado

- 1/2 Cup fresh coriander leaves

- 1/4 Cup orange juice

- 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

- 2 Tbsp lemon juice

- 1 Tbsp honey

- Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steps:

- Start by peeling the avocado, removing the pit and cut it into slices. Add the avocado flesh, coriander leaves, orange juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey to a blender, then stop when the mixture becomes smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


10. Italian Dressing

Ingredients:

- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

- 2 Tbsp vinegar

- 2 Tbsp lemon juice

- 2 Tsp Dijon mustard

- 1 Tsp honey

- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

- 1 Tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper

- 1/4 Tsp chopped fresh basil

- 1/4 Tsp dried oregano

- 1/4 Tsp garlic powder

- Pinch of salt and pepper

Steps:

- In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, honey, and garlic powder until they thicken. Start adding the chopped parsley, red bell pepper, basil, oregano to the mixture and whisk until they blend well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Now that I've shared with you 10 salad dressings that you can make in less than 10 minutes, I'll tell you about the most important tip. Season carefully! Taste the salad dressing by dipping a  lettuce leaf in the dressing before mixing it with the salad, then adjust the flavor if needed.






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