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Six Yummy Salad Dressings

Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

Method:

Add mustard, olive oil, vinegar (or lemon juice) to a jar with a screw lid and shake well. Then add salt and pepper and shake again. Taste and add more vinegar or salt as required.

Tahini Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup hulled tahini (or use unhulled tahini for a nuttier taste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemom juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey, liquid or melt first
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

Method:

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if dressing is too thick.

Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 3 teaspoons lime zest
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a jar with a screw lid and shake well. Leave to stand for 1-2 hours in fridge to allow flavours to combine.

Ginger & Sesame Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Method:

Crush sesame seeds with a mortar and pestle. Then add all ingredients to a jar with a screw lid and shake well. Best to leave for at least 30 mins before using to enhance the flavour.

Avocado Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Add avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a blender and mix well, then while its mixing, slowly add the olive oil until smooth.

Mediterranean Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup feta, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-2 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

Method:

Combine vinegar, mustard, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper in a jar with a large screw lid and shake well. Then add feta and tomato and shake again.

 

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