How to make a salad dressing at home

The best salad dressings you make in 5 minutes

Salad dressing enriches food and turns it into a meal that will satisfy all your senses. However, it is known that in the markets can find plenty of ready-made dressings, which are usually full of unhealthy fats, salts, sugar, various artificial flavours and colours. They certainly are not recommended, and if you take care of your health, it is best to prepare them yourself - at your home.

If you are a fan of a healthy diet, one way is to create your own salad dressing by combining foods and spices from your kitchen. To do this, you only need a few minutes of your time. It will enrich the dishes, but also strengthen health. Salad dressing can stand in the refrigerator for up to one week, and we give you this opportunity to prepare as much as 14 outstanding recipes.

A creamy salad dressing with chives and basil

In the beginning we recommend an excellent salad dressing, which a few people are indifferent to. It will make your dish spicy and a lot tastier. Here is how to prepare it:

  • 2 chives
  • 150g of Greek yoghurt
  • half a cup of basil leaves
  • teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • local honey to taste

How to prepare yogurt and chives salad dressing:

Put the chives into the blender and mix well. Then add the yogurt, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and whisk until they are well combined with all ingredients. If desired, at the end you can add a spoonful of local honey. Yogurt salad dressing refrigerate at most for a few days.

Dressing with parsley and chives

We recommend another salad dressing with chives

  • teaspoon of mustard
  • two tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • teaspoon of chives
  • teaspoon of parsley
  • pinch of salt
  • some pepper

How to prepare salad dressing with chives and parsley

Shallots and parsley finely chop and put them in a mixing bowl. Add the mustard, balsamic, season with salt and pepper and stir well. Salad dressing can be refrigerated max for a week.

The sauce with red onion

  • an onion
  • clove of garlic
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • half a teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoon of mustard
  • teaspoon of celery seed
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil

How to prepare it:

Mix all ingredients until you get the desired texture. Salad dressing from red onion put in the fridge to cool before serving.

Green tahini salad dressing

If you are a fan of sesame paste, you should try this recipe. It is very easy to make and you will not need more than a few minutes

  • 1/2 cup of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Clove of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • half a cup of fresh spinach
  • a few sprigs of fresh parsley
  • pinch of salt
  • black pepper to taste

Preparing the dressing:

Squeeze the lemon juice, finely chop the garlic, and clean spinach leaves, then wash them with parsley, and dry them with kitchen towel. Mix well all the ingredients to get a smooth paste. Tahini dressing can stay up to six days in the fridge - use it during this period.

Make an Italian dressing

  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • quarter cup of white wine vinegar
  • two tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • clove of garlic
  • two tablespoons of finely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • spoonful of honey
  • tablespoon of salt
  • quarter of tablespoon of dried oregano
  • quarter of tablespoon dried marjoram
  • a pinch of crushed peppers

Preparation of Italian dressing:

Put all ingredients in a jar with a narrow neck and shake it until the mixture thickens. Italian salad dressing can be made in a bowl as well by mixing all the ingredients until they are well combined. It can stay in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Dressing with lemon, basil and flax seeds

In a few minutes, you can make this delicious salad dressing, here is what you need:
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds
  • half a cup of water
  • a quarter of a cup of fresh lemon juice
  • tablespoon of minced fresh basil
  • tablespoon of mustard
  • tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • quarter of teaspoon of ground pepper

Prepare the dressing:

In the appropriate jar put linseed, pour it with water, shake and let it stand for five minutes. Then add the lemon juice and other ingredients, and shake again until the mixture is united.
Thai dressing with almonds

This salad dressing requires certain ingredients that you may not have currently in your kitchen. Fortunately, today in health food stores all of them can be easily obtained. We recommend this great almond salad dressing.

  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
  • one tablespoon of soy-sauce
  • half tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • two teaspoons of spicy Sriracha-sauce
  • full teaspoon of honey
  • pinch of salt

Preparing the recipe:

In a blender put all ingredients except salt and mix until you have a compact mixture. At the end add salt if desired or add more Sriracha-sauce. Keep the dressing in the refrigerator up to four days.

Delicious pineapple dressing 

  • half a cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
  • quarter cup of white vinegar
  • one teaspoon of cumin
  • clove of garlic (minced)

How to make it:

In a pot pour the juice, vinegar, cumin and garlic, give it a good stir and pour over salad. Salad dressing can stand in the refrigerator for several days. Just before use shake well.

Dressing with avocado

Another dressing that you have to try, easy to make. What is needed:
  • ripe avocado
  • a cup of whole milk
  • 1/4 cup of coriander
  • juice of half a lime
  • Scoop of mixture of spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

The preparation is easy:

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the meat from the peel. Mix it together with the other ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Keep the salad dressing in the refrigerator to cool before serving. In the refrigerator, it can stand up to three days.

Dressing for the Caesar salad recipe

The famous Caesar salad would not be what it is without this outstanding dressing. Find out how to make it.

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut cream
  • (you can also use coconut milk)
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • tablespoon of olive oil

Preparing the dressing is very simple. It is necessary to put all the ingredients in an appropriate container and thoroughly mix it using a mixer. Dressing for the Caesar salad can also be prepared in the blender.

The dressing with tomato and miso paste

  • one medium tomato
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of miso paste
  • two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • two tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparing the dressing takes a few minutes:

Tomato, miso paste, lemon juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper mix until a uniform and perfectly smooth mixture is achieved.

The recipe for the dressing with dried figs

Here is what you need for it:
  • quarter cup of dried figs
  • half a cup of balsamic vinegar
  • tablespoon of mustard
  • quarter cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How to make it:
Give figs, balsamic, mustard and olive oil a good mix. At the end add salt and pepper. If you want smoother salad dressing, add a tablespoon of balsamic or olive oil

Ginger salad dressing

About the medicinal properties of ginger we wrote several times, and we strongly recommend that the daily diet includes this valuable root. Whatever you choose: tea, juice, syrup - you cannot go wrong. Another way you can use it is spicy salad dressing.

Here is what you need for it:
  • half a cup of minced port
  • 1/2 a cup of peanut oil
  • third of a cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • two tablespoons of fresh minced ginger
  • two tablespoons of minced celery
  • two tablespoons of ketchup
  • four teaspoons of soy-sauce
  • 2.5 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Quarter of a teaspoon of black pepper

Preparation of dressing:

Mix all ingredients not longer than 45 seconds. The finished salad dressing needs to cool in the refrigerator before serving.

The dressing with carrots and ginger

  • 250g of carrots
  • half of a small onion
  • 2 tablespoons of dried ginger
  • clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • two tablespoons of tamari-sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seed
  • half a cup of oil from grape seed or avocado
  • salt and pepper

Preparing the recipe

Mix peeled carrots, ginger, white and red onion, rice vinegar and oil until they unite well. At the end add salt and pepper, add tamari sauce and sesame seeds and give it a stir.

Dear friends, we hope that you will choose one of the recipes and discover your favourite salad dressing. It will certainly enrich the taste of your food, it is extremely healthy and beneficial. Share this post if you liked it.