How To Make Your Own Vinaigrettes And Dressings

Make Your Own Vinaigrettes And Dressings

Salads are healthy foods that improve our health. It contains fiber and other nutrients that help in preventing constipation, obesity and other health problems. Salads are low calorie foods that help in losing weight. We can enhance the taste of salads by adding dressings to it. Dressings improve the flavor of salads converting the ordinary salad vegetables into tasty dishes. People also add vinaigrettes to salads. The ready made store bought dressings and vinaigrettes contain high amounts of fat and it becomes very high in calories. Thus, instead of buying ready made dressings you must prepare homemade dressings with low calorie and healthy ingredients. We will give some tips for this. Following are some useful tips on how to make your own vinaigrettes and dressings.

Easy Vinaigrette Recipes

The Classic Vinaigrette

The classic vinaigrette is made by mixing only two ingredients oil and vinegar. The amount of oil in this recipe is three times more than the amount of vinegar you use. Use olive oil. You can take white vinegar. Mix both ingredients well and add some type of seasoning in it. Fill the vinaigrette in a glass jar.

Classic Vinaigrette

Honey And Mustard Vinaigrette

For another great version of vinaigrette, you can mix little amount of salt and Dijon mustard to oil and vinegar mixture in the above classic recipe. For an improved taste, add honey and pepper. Some people like to mix herbs to this vinaigrette.

Honey And Mustard Vinaigrette

Lemon Juice Vinaigrette

Instead of using vinegar in vinaigrette, you can add lemon juice. Lemon juice has a very good taste. Take lemon juice and add thrice times of oil to it. For an enhanced flavor and taste, add some seasonings to the vinaigrette.

Lemon Juice Vinaigrette

Cheese And Herb Vinaigrette

Add crushed feta cheese and parsley in the classic vinaigrette we prepared in the first recipe. Add little amount of dry herb like oregano to it. Add few pieces of chopped tomatoes in it. Delicious tomato vinaigrette is ready.

Cheese And Herb Vinaigrette

Spicy Herbed Vinaigrette

You can improve the taste of basic vinaigrettes by mixing olives, sour gherkins, cumin seed, anchovies, grated ginger, black pepper powder, fennel seed, grated onion, thyme, cilantro, crumbled cheese and soy sauce.

Spicy Herbed Vinaigrette

Delicious Salad Dressing Recipes

Orange Juice Dressing

For making an orange juice dressing, add salt and pepper to orange juice. Add olive oil. Mix very little amount of vinegar to it. You can use sherry vinegar in this. Whisk all ingredients well. The fruity dressing is ready.

Orange Juice Dressing

Mayonnaise Dressing

You can make homemade dressing for salads with mayonnaise. Mayonnaise has a creamy texture. Dilute it by mixing water in it. For improving the taste of this dressing, mix crushed garlic in diluted mayonnaise. Mix small amount of Parmesan cheese after grating it. The dressing is ready.

Mayonnaise Dressing

Tahini And Buttermilk Dressing

Make dressing by mixing olive oil, grapeseed oil, tahini paste with vinegar, lemon juice, mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream. Tahini paste is a Middle East dish made by grinding sesame seeds into a paste. Mix all ingredients and the dressing is ready.

Tahini And Buttermilk Dressing

Chili Dressing

Chili dressing is made by mixing chopped roasted red chilies with salt and lemon juice. Roast the chilies directly over the gas flame. To this, you should add black pepper powder, olive oil and chopped mint leaves. Mix all ingredients well and use the dressings in your salads.

Chili Dressing

Basil And Nut Dressing

For making a healthy basil and nut dressing, mix walnut and chopped basil leaves with salt and garlic. Put all ingredients in a food processor. Add olive oil and run the mixer to blend the mixture. The nutty dressing is ready for adding to salads.

Basil And Nut Dressing