If you've never made your own homemade salad dressing before, you would be shocked at just how quick and easy it can be. The best part is that homemade salad dressing is way cheaper than purchasing a bottle at the store, but the biggest perk is how much better it tastes. Additionally, there is a great chance that you already have the ingredients in your cupboard and fridge, because there are a ton of excellent homemade salad dressings that you can make with very basic ingredients. Here are some delicious, quick and easy homemade salad dressing recipes that you can get started making today.
The easiest way to make a salad taste amazing is by just sticking to the basics by drizzling some olive oil and a tad bit of vinegar over your salad. Add a squirt of lemon, although you don't absolutely have to add lemon and finally garnished with some salt and pepper. This is one of the classics and can be done in a matter of seconds.
Although you can buy a generic bottle of ranch dressing at the store, the best ranch you can buy doesn't match up to a simple homemade recipe. For this recipe you are going to mix together approximately two tablespoons of buttermilk with a tablespoon of mayonnaise and whisk the two together. Add some salt and pepper to the dressing and if you would like to, you can add a quarter tablespoon of garlic powder and half a teaspoon of rice vinegar. At this point all you need to do is add a few tablespoons of finely chopped parsley or chives and your dressing is complete.
Few people know that you can make an amazing blue cheese dressing with ingredients that are probably already in your fridge. This recipe is going to call for sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise and blue cheese. You'll additionally need a lemon or some lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Start by mixing two tablespoons of mayonnaise with a quarter cup of sour cream and a quarter cup of buttermilk. Once whisked together, slowly add in approximately four ounces, or a large cup of crumbled blue cheese. Mash the blue cheese in with the mix and whisk the dressing, before adding two tablespoons of lemon juice and some salt and freshly grounded pepper to taste.
This Thousand Island dressing is incredibly simple and can be whipped up in a minute or two. There are only three ingredients to this dressing, although you can add additional ingredients if you want a different taste. Start by adding an equal amount of ketchup and mayonnaise. At this point, you can then add freshly and finely diced pickles, or add in a tablespoon of relish and mix the dressing together.
This recipe is a creamy dressing that is infused with mustard and vinegar and is a great alternative to the typical salad dressings that you usually encounter. Start by adding together two tablespoons of mayo with a tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Add in a single tablespoon of champagne vinegar, a pinch of salt, a pinch of sugar and fresh ground pepper to taste.
If you're interested in making some great homemade salad dressings, these are some excellent options that you can choose from. There is no doubt that making your own salad dressing tastes far better than store bought products and is a lot cheaper in the long run. Don't hesitate to start eating more greens and create your very own homemade salad dressings!