Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Salad dressings

We've been eating lots of salads here lately with all our hydroponic lettuces being ready for harvest all at once!
I love salad dressings, but unless you're buying the pricey, "all-natural" stuff, dressings really aren't good for you.  Check out this short link below: 


Ok, now I that scared you, here are my top 4 homemade salad dressing recipes right now.  They are easy to make and last a long time in the fridge:

Honey Mustard:
1 1/2 T Lemon juice
3/4 cup mayo
3 T mustard
3 T honey
1/2 T parsley flakes

1 lime, juiced
8 T olive oil
8 T soy sauce
2-3 T sesame oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 T fresh grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, pressed

3/4 cup mayo
4 T grated parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 T lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
add a bit of milk or water if it gets too thick

Poppy Seed:
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tsp. onion flakes
2 tsp. poppy seeds
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. paprika

You can mix the ingredients in your food processor/blender or even mix by hand.  Nice and simple.  Honey mustard and Caesar are our go-to's.  The Asian is nice for something special.  And the poppy seed is delicious as a dressing for spinach/strawberry salad. 

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