Does springtime mean salad time for you too? Then we need to talk about salad dressings! And, yes, that includes vinaigrettes, which are a type of dressing.
If you’re concerned about eating healthy, then you're surely making a lot of salads, all the time. So we think you should learn how to make all kinds of salad dressings! Sometimes, even the best veggie combos can become boring if you use the same dressing or vinaigrette every day. We truly believe that the best salads are so amazingly good thanks to their dressings.
Salad dressings can transform your salads from 'a bit stale' to refreshing and interesting. If you don’t agree, just try on your own! Mix lettuce, arugula, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, carrots, bell peppers, spring onion, avocado, nuts and seeds, all kind of cheeses, and even pasta, in any combo you like. Serve them with just some salt and pepper. What’s the taste? Yes, that’s what we’re thinking too. Fresh, but dull. You won’t be satisfied with your salads, not until you learn how to make some great salad dressings!
7 salad dressings that bring out the best from any salad
1. Peanut Butter Dressing
If you try keeping your meals as light as possible, you can opt for simple salads, like this one, made only with carrots. Bring it some extra flavor by serving it with this delicious dressing, made with peanut butter, spring onion, honey, ginger, and lime juice.
2. Fish Sauce Dressing
This steak salad won’t be as delicious without the special dressing made of fish sauce and soy sauce, flavored with mint, lemon, and coriander.
3. Avocado Dressing
You already know how healthy avocado is. But mashing it into a dressing, along with garlic, lime juice, and olive oil, makes it perfect for what it’s going to be an interesting salad.
4. Strawberry Dressing
Want a leafy green and fruit salad? Then you should consider a sweet salad dressing! This one, made with frozen and thawed strawberries is sweet, spicy, and has an unmistakable flavor. Of course, you can make it with fresh strawberries too!
5. Yogurt and Dill Dressing
Spring comes with a handful of fresh ingredients that are just perfect for a salad. Just choose the right dressing for satisfying your needs. This yogurt and dill dressing may be exactly what you're looking for.
6. Mint Dressing
Any simple salad, made of cucumber, tomato, onion, and bell pepper, tastes even better with this mint and olive oil dressing, that just brings out the flavors!
7. Dijon Mustard Dressing
Just try this Dijon dressing and you won’t regret it! It also has maple syrup and garlic! The result is such an explosion of flavors!
You may also want to know How to Make Mayonnaise at Home.