Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tried It Out Thursday; Homemade Salad Dressings

I have been craving more than just my usual favorite Ranch dressing for salads lately.  In fact I have been craving salads. Probably why I ended up with the Costco size bag of spinach in my fridge (and I really trying hard to use it all before it goes bad.).  In the past little while I have tried out a couple of different dressing recipes that I really like.  The first one is mine  It is good over all salads, but I really like it over spinach.  We have been adding some parmesan cheese, almonds and craisins to the spinach. Yum. 
Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing
2/3 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds (optional) I forgot it this time and it was still delicious.
Mix well.  Shake before serving.

The next two recipes came from a fabulous blog called The Cutting Back Kitchen. They are both OH SO GOOD!!
Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Blend ingredients together for just a few seconds.  Shake before serving.

Honey Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
dash of Worcestershire sauce
Put the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake it up. It is best to make it the morning of and let the flavors really come together.

These were all easy to put together and tasted fabulous.  Much better than anything I have bought. 
Go check out The Cutting Back Kitchen for lots of delicious recipes, money saving advice and much more. 
Thanks Katie!!
~Tiffanee

9 comments:

  1. These sound good! I need some new dressings as I am dieting and HATE so much salad!

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  2. I will have to try your dressing out, too! It sounds wonderful! Thanks for highlighting my recipe and blog :)

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  3. All the dressings look good but that honey poppyseed has to be made, tomorrow. It has been printed and I am raring to go.

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  4. Honey poppy seed sure sounds good :D yum.

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  5. Thanks for following!! Losing weight is never easy thats for sure. I'm so lazy that when it comes down to it, I put it off and start the next day...I really think blogging is going to help motivate me more..and having a few girls in town lose weight with me and the support from all you guys!...i know you can do it!! and I'm also a new follower of your blog too!!

    And this recipe looks great!! I might just have to use it for one of my recipes for the week!

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  6. Hi, I had to come back. I thought I made the third dressing today but I made the first instead. That one is a winner too.

    I must tell you that I used it in an unusual way. Instead of my regular salmon treatments, I put this on the salmon with some pecans and baked it.

    I will let you know how it turned out. It just came out of the oven and I am about to take a bite.

    Thanks for sharing. You always have the right recipes for me.

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  7. Oh man I may even like salad if I had those :)

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  8. This is the one I used. I had planned to make the honey poppy.

    Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing
    2/3 cup oil
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon mustard
    1/2 teaspoon onion salt
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 Tablespoon poppy seeds (optional) I forgot it this time and it was still delicious.
    Mix well. Shake before serving.

    I am going to try to get it blogged tonight with the salmon.

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