salad dressing

A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables or fruit. However, different varieties of salad may contain virtually any type of ready-to-eat food. Salads are typically served at room temperature or chilled, with notable exceptions such as south German potato salad which can be served warm.
Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad (vegetable based, but without leafy greens), and sōmen salad (a noodle-based salad). The sauce used to flavor a salad is commonly called a salad dressing; most salad dressings are based on either a mixture of oil and vinegar or a fermented milk product like kefir.
Salads may be served at any point during a meal:

Appetizer salads—light, smaller-portion salads served as the first course of the meal.
Side salads—to accompany the main course as a side dish.
Main course salads—usually containing a portion of a high-protein food, such as meat, fish, eggs, legumes, or cheese.
Dessert salads—sweet versions containing fruit, gelatin, sweeteners or whipped cream.

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  1. medtran49

    Recipe Red Goddess Dressing

    INGREDIENTS 1 blackened, peeled and seeded red bell pepper, roughly chopped 1/4 cup sweet onion or 1 shallot, minced 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp minced fresno, red jalapeno or red serrano depending on heat desired 4 Tbsp plain yogurt, reserve 1 Tbsp for later use if needed 1 Tbsp apple...
  2. TastyReuben

    Recipe Celery Seed Dressing

    Celery Seed Dressing Makes 2 scant cups Ingredients 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp powdered mustard 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper 1 small onion, very finely minced 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp celery seed Directions Place the first 6 ingredients and half...
  3. TastyReuben

    Recipe French Dressing (American Style)

    French Dressing (American Style) Makes about 1-1/4 cups Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup water 3 TB red wine vinegar 2 TB tomato puree* 2 TB ketchup 2 TB brown sugar 1-1/2 tsp dry red chili flakes (paprika)* 1-1/2 tsp sea salt 2 TB grated garlic 2 TB finely chopped onion Directions...
  4. TastyReuben

    Recipe Green Goddess Salad Dressing

    Green Goddess Salad Dressing Makes about 1 cup of dressing Ingredients 1 very small garlic clove, minced 2 green onions, thinly sliced 2/3 cup Greek yogurt 1/3 cup mayonnaise (or substitute olive oil) 3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves and tender stems, loosely packed 1/4 cup basil leaves or tarragon...
  5. medtran49

    Recipe Green Goddess sauce or dressing

    I used this as a sauce for a Greek mezze meal. It went great with the potato pancakes. Makes about 1-1/4 cups. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups mixed soft leafy herbs, flat leaf parsley, dill, basil and/or cilantro, roughly chopped 2 Tbsp chopped...
  6. TastyReuben

    Recipe Ranch Salad Dressing

    Ranch Salad Dressing Makes about 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup sour cream ¼ to ½ cup buttermilk, depending on desired consistency 2 TB mayonnaise 1 TB minced fresh parsley 1 TB minced fresh dill 1 TB minced fresh chives 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste ½...
  7. J

    Recipe Asian sesame vinaigrette

    I decidedly don't like ginger, but for some reason I love it in this sesame oil salad dressing! It's a breeze to make and it's so delicious on crisp salad greens! Ingredients: 1/8 cup soy sauce 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil 1/8 cup rice vinegar 1/8 cup avocado oil or other mild oil 2 tbsp honey 1...
  8. Bacon Layered Salad

    Bacon Layered Salad

    Bacon Layered Salad
  9. Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

    Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

    Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
  10. TastyReuben

    Recipe Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

    HONEY-MUSTARD SALAD DRESSING Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup vinegar 1 tsp prepared mustard 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp finely chopped onion 1 tsp minced fresh parsley 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 cup vegetable oil Directions In a small bowl, combine the...
  11. Thousand Island Dressing

    Thousand Island Dressing

    Thousand Island Dressing
  12. mjd

    Recipe Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad with Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins Ingredients 8 oz. bowtie pasta salt for pasta water 3 cups fresh spinach 1 pint grape tomatoes 8 oz. mozzarella* Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette 1/3 cup olive oil 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp mayonnaise...
  13. Creamy Feta Wine Salad Dressing

    Creamy Feta Wine Salad Dressing

    Creamy Feta Wine Salad Dressing
  14. Mixed Salad with Pistachio Dressing

    Mixed Salad with Pistachio Dressing

    Mixed Salad with Pistachio Dressing
  15. Avocado Salad Dressing

    Avocado Salad Dressing

    Avocado Salad Dressing
  16. flyinglentris

    Recipe Pistachio Salad Dressing

    Pistachio Salad Dressing: Ingredients: 1) Pistachios - 1/4 Cup 2) Cream Cheese - 2 Tblspns. 3) Lime Juice - 3 Tblspns. 4) Half N Half - 1/2 to 3/4 Cup 4) Cucumber - 1/4 of a Large Cucumber 5) Sweet Basil - 1 Tspn. 6) Black Mustard Seed - 1 Tspn. NOTE: Add Water to make thinner. The result...
  17. flyinglentris

    Recipe Radicchio Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

    Radicchio Chicken Salad with Avocado Salad Dressing: Ingredients: 1) Radicchio - 1 2) Chicken Breast - 1/4 Cup 3) Annaheim Pepper - 1/2 Medium 4) Cucumber - 1/4 Medium 5) Roma Tomato - 3/4 6) Mushrooms - 5 Medium 6) Swiss Cheese - 2 Oz. 7) Cheddar Cheese - 2 Oz. 8) Avocado Dressing - 2 to 3...
  18. flyinglentris

    Recipe Avocado Salad Dressing

    Avocado Salad Dressing: NOTE: This recipe uses Turmeric and Black Mustard Seed. Ingredients: 1) Avocado - 1 2) Garlic - 1/4 Cup 3) Olive Oil - 1/2 Cup 4) Lemon Juice - 1/4 Cup 5) Water - 1/2 to 3/4 Cup 6) Turmeric - 1 to 1-1/2 Tspn 7) Black Mustard Seed - 5 Tspns NOTE: These ingredients, as...
  19. J

    Recipe Turmeric Salad Dressing

    Turmeric Salad Dressing This tangy, brightly colored salad dressing will add some color and zing to your salad vegetables and greens! It has turmeric, garlic, honey, ginger, almond butter, and more (see recipe for marinade): Recipe - Turmeric and Almond Butter Marinade I used the mandarin...
  20. Hemulen

    Recipe Salad dressing

    Usually the recommended ratio of oil to vinegar is 3:1. Personally, I use a tart 1:1 ratio (extra virgin olive oil/light balsamic) and add two tablespoons of strong and salty Finnish mustard, a pinch of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoons of black pepper, a tablespoon of maple syrup and herbs like dill...
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