Sunday, July 23, 2017

7 Must Try Salad Dressing Recipes that are Family Favorites





Homemade salad dressing is so quick, easy to make, and delicious that we always make our own. Making our own ensures us that we will know that are made from healthy quality ingredients, and I can be certain that they are gluten free.

 I've rounded up 7 of our family favorites for you to try.

No chemicals, no additives,,, just good wholesome ingredients like the herbs growing in your garden.





Homemade salad dressings are not just empty calories, they contain fresh herbs, fruits, and other ingredients that add nourishing enzymes and nutrients.






Over the years, we've experimented with all kinds of flavors. Our basic dressing is usually just freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil. Somedays when we are feeling more adventurous,  take the extra 5 minutes to make a special dressing like one of our seven family favorites below.



We love to add fresh herbs from the garden like basil, mint, and dill. Fresh and amazingly fragrant, they make the dressings not only taste wonderful,  but these gluten free dressings also smell fabulous.







Our fresh ingredient salad dressings add a delicious zing to any salad.

  • Tips on making quick homemade salad dressing
    • Use your Vitamix, Bullet, or blender to make a salad dressing in minutes
    • Use fresh herbs that completely pulverize in a strong blender and add an incredible flavor
    • Use balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or fresh lemon juice
    • Use olive oil or coconut oil or simply blend in an avocado
    • There are no chemicals 
    • It hasn't been sitting on a shelf for a year
    • It's tastier
    • You control the amount  and type of oil you want to use in the recipe
Homemade salad dressing can bring out the best of any salad! Whether you prefer a fruity dressing or a savory dressing, I'm sure you will find one in our favorites! 

Linked to: Wednesday Waste Less Linky and Weekend Cooking at Read Fish Reads which is open to anyone wanting to share a food related post.

24 comments:

  1. Homemade salad dressings are the best, as you say, Judee. Thanks for reminding us of all the benefits of them and ingredients that we can use, plus sharing some of your recipes!

    Shirley

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    1. Shirley,
      It's funny, our family has never bought commercial dressings - we always make our own- but our a regular basis , we mainly use just some olive oil and lemon juice.

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  2. We eat salads every day!I don't buy dressing, always homemade. Those salads look so delicious and fresh, and thanks for sharing the tips on making the dressings.

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    1. Angie,
      I'm with you. Why buy when homemade is so easy to make and so much healthier.

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  3. I am bookmarking these to try! I love dressings in salads!

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    1. Katerina,
      Hope that you will find a few that you enjoy. The cucumber dill is one of my favorites.

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  4. I need to make more salad dressings at home as I am getting bored with the ones i make, thanks for sharing these recipes.

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    1. Shaheen,
      I know that I sometimes just get used to one recipe and keep retreating it. Hope that you will find a new one you like in this list. After reading your blog, I think you might enjoy the immune building lemon. It had red onion in it too.

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  5. That cucumber dill dressing sounds amazing! I've never made my own salad dressing but I definitely want to try that one. Thanks for sharing your round-up and tips with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  6. The cucumber dill is one of my favorites too. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to try it.. so easy!

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  7. Thank you for the recipes... this is one area I need to improve on.. homemade dressings. :)

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  8. It is an area to focus on as they are so easy to make at home. Thus we ingest less hormones from plastic, less chemicals, and additives.. great place to begin

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  9. My favourite and most simple salad dressing is simply equal amounts of olive oil and raspberry vinegar. So fresh tasting .... now you have inspired me to make some variations to my salad diet! #WasteLessWednesday

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  10. Sometimes the simple ones are the most delicious- sounds awesome..

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  11. I want to start making my own dressing, but haven't taken the leap. This seems like a manageable list! Thanks for sharing on the #WasteLessWednesday blog hop!

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    1. Honestly,
      It is so easy and fast to make your own and you are saving on plastic bottles, chemicals, and sugar

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  12. I'm all about making my own salad dressing too. Thanks for some new ideas!

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  13. Lovely photos Judee! I make my dressings, but usually have only one or two on hand at a time. Yours will make good alternatives, and can't wait to try some.

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  14. It's winter here so salads are mostly off the menu! Will experiment with dressings though. Like to avoid the over processed foods. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  15. I love homemade salad dressings. These salads look delicious as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Your salads and dressings look fantastic, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. These sound great. I love dressing on my salads :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

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