Homemade Salad Dressings

In the early spring box, we sent an array of different leafy greens you can use to make a yummy salad! 

The mixed greens, some radicchio, endive and swiss chard! Just like what you get in bags at the store that go bad before you get to them. 

Make a fresh salad at home right from your backyard! 

Here are some fun salad dressing you can dress your salad in and try out, enjoy! 

 

Honey Mustard 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Djion mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, like soy, peanut, or corn
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, vinegar, and salt. Gradually whisk in the oil to make a creamy dressing. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.

Lemon Vinaigrette 

Ingredients: 

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh or dried thyme (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional) 
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

1. Add the lemon juice, garlic, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper to a small bowl, and whisk to combine. Then, add the olive oil.

2. As you pour in the oil, whisk continuously until the dressing is emulsified.

 

Blue Cheese Dressing 

ingredients: 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
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  •  Freshly ground black pepper

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, 1/4 cup blue cheese, half and half, sour cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and salt, until smooth. Gently stir in the remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese and season with pepper to taste. Use now or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Thousand Islands Dressing 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons finely diced onion ((I use red onion but yellow or white would work just fine))
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic ((about half of a small clove))
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce ((optional))

1. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Taste and add additional salt if desired. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld. Serve.

Keeps refrigerated for up to a week.

Italian Dressing 

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

1. Add all ingredients to a jar, place the lid on the jar, and give it a good shake!

shake before each use! 

 

Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Ingredients: 

  • Aged balsamic vinegar 
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Honey 
  • Dijon mustard 
  • Minced garlic
  1. Place all the ingredients in a jar and seal tightly.
  2. Shake vigorously. The mustard with help emulsify the vinaigrette and give it a thick luxurious quality.

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