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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