Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Homemade Salad Dressings~

The summer season is upon us. I am so excited to see how my garden grows. My lettuce is ready for picking. So we are going to have a lot of fresh veggies If you don't have a garden the farmer's markets will be cheap for everything is in season~now is  the time to buy fresh produce. 
Here are some wonderful Homemade Dressing Recipes: Enjoy!

 Try one of these recipes and you won't go back to store bought salad dressings again!

Creamy Garlic & Dill Dressing

1 cup milk 
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 
3 cloves of garlic, minced 
1 cup mayonnaise 
1 tbsp. dried dill weed 
Salt and pepper

Blend milk, parsley, and garlic in a blender until smooth. Pour milk mixture into a bowl and add mayonnaise, dill weed, salt, and pepper. Whisk until blended.

Fresh Basil Dressing

1 3/4 cups olive oil 
1 handful fresh basil leaves, chopped 
Juice of 1 lemon 
Salt and pepper

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Oriental Dressing

1/4 cup vegetable oil 
1 tbsp. oriental sesame oil 
1 tbsp. rice vinegar 
1 tbsp. soy sauce 
1/2 tsp. ground ginger 
1/2 tsp. sugar

Combine oils. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/2 cup olive oil 
1 tsp. sugar 
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 
1 garlic clove, minced 
Salt and pepper

Blend ingredients, mixing well.

Ranch Dressing

2 tsp. onion minced 
1/8 tsp. garlic powder 
1 tbsp. dried parsley 
1 cup mayonnaise 
1 cup buttermilk

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together mayonnaise and buttermilk. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Cucumber Dressing

3 medium cucumbers 
2 small onions 
1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup lemon juice 
1/4 tsp. garlic powder 
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
1 quart mayonnaise

Process cucumbers and onions in a food processor. Stir in sugar, lemon juice, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cucumber mixture and mayonnaise



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