5 Quick, Yet Delicious Salad Dressing Recipes

Having a bowl of healthy salad daily is great for the health. However, it can easily become boring to your taste buds especially if you use the same ingredients all the time. Add a variety of flavor and texture to your salad greens by trying new ingredients for your dressing. You can have it sweet, spicy, sour or however you prefer – having a good dressing for your salad makes all the difference.

Here are 5 quick and easy salad dressing recipes you can make:

It’s Gingerrific

 

  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger

Mix together carrot, mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar and ginger in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Creamy Cilantro Salad Dressing

 

  • 2 bunches cilantro, stems removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Anaheim chile peppers, roasted
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine garlic, chile peppers, mayonnaise, oil, pumpkin seeds, cheese, water, salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor for 1 minute or until smooth. Add cilantro in batches, pulsing for about 40 seconds per batch. Pour mixture in a glass bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Easy Sweet and Spicy Salad Dressing

 

  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Stir together onion, sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until sugar has dissolved. Carefully stir in vegetable oil until fully incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir before serving.

Cranberry and Mustard Combo

 

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Combine garlic, cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Carefully add vegetable oil and walnut oil in a steady stream. Pulse again until mixture is thick and creamy. Serve immediately.

Milk and Vinegar Fusion

 

  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener

Place half-and-half cream, vinegar, salt and sweetener in a small bowl. Whisk together until sweetener has dissolved.