Margot’s Favorite 5 Salad Dressings


saladsMargot’s Favorite Salad Dressings

There are all kinds of greens to make into a salad, however, no matter what, I’ve found that if the dressing isn’t good, neither is the salad in spite of your preciously chosen greens. So here for your salad enjoyment is 5 dressings that are easy to make and I think are very delicious. Each makes about 1 cup’s worth. Better to put too little than too much on your salad and sometimes, I think its best just to serve the dressing(s) on the side and let your guest do the job.  These dressings can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.  If they gel, I warm them up in their jar in a cup of hot water and then shake well.

  1. Classic French Dijon

1/2 C. white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp. each kosher salt and ground black pepper

1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

2 Tsp. chopped thyme leaves or tarragon

1/2 C. Olive Oil

  1. Raspberry Balsamic

1/2 C. balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. water

4 Tsp. raspberry preserves

1/2 Tsp. each kosher salt and ground black pepper

1 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot

2/3 C. olive oil

  1.  Cilantro Lime

1/4 C. fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1/4 Tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 Tsp. ground cumin

1/4 Tsp. kosher salt

1 Tblsp. honey

2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

2/3 C. canola oil or olive oil

  1. Lemon Parmesan

1/4 C. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

1/4 Tsp. each kosher salt and ground black pepper

3 Tbsp. finely grated Parmesan

1/2 C. olive oil

  1. Asian Sesame Ginger

1/2 C. rice wine vinegar

1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce (I use the low sodium)

2 Tblsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. fresh grated ginger

2 Tsp. toasted sesame seeds

1/2 Tsp. sesame oil

2/3 C. canola oil or olive oil

About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID.

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