Your favourite salad dressing recipes

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  1. Kootenay

    Kootenay Active Member

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    This time of year when the garden is overflowing with greens, I end up eating salad usually twice a day, and while I have a dressing recipe that I absolutely ADORE, I think it's possible I might get tired of it by the end of summer, so I should maybe try to mix it up.

    I have done various variations on the classic vinaigrette (balsamic vinegar, olive oil, etc) but never found one that I just love. So any favourite recipes would be much appreciated, so I can mix it up a little!

    My favourite recipe of all time is called "Glory Bowl" dressing (I think it's a local thing), and it's pretty much the most amazing thing ever. You should all make it right away. The recipe is:

    In a blender, put
    1/2 cup nutritional yeast
    1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/3 cup soy sauce (or tamari or whatever)
    1/3 cup water
    2 cloves of garlic (or more if you want)
    2 tablespoons Tahini (or peanut butter works too)

    Blend all of that thoroughly, then slowly pour in (while still blending) 1 1/2 cups of oil, I usually use olive oil but whatever you like works.

    It is So. Good.
     
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    There was a vinaigrette I did for a while that involved the base balsamic, with melted Parmesan and a ton of lemon juice. I looooooooved it and ate it almost constantly. I need to make it again. ):
     
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    Sounds good! What does the nutritional yeast do? I don't think I've ever eaten it.
     
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    That sounds yummy! Do you have a recipe for it?

    ahh...tastes good? haha, I'm not sure, it's something I've eaten since I was a kid on almost everything - rice, popcorn, yogurt, you name it. My friends and I jokingly called it "hippy dust".

    Here's what wikipedia has to say http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast
     
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    My dressing for leaf salads & pasta salad is extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Parmesan cheese, basil & oregano (for leaf salad add a little pulverized garlic).
    My other favorite salad I make at home if from peeled shredded cucumber (not the watery seeded core just the meaty part). The dressing is fish sauce, lime juice, pulverized garlic & crushed red pepper (crushed dried chipotles if you want a richer smoky flavor).
     
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    I tinkered with one of my Dad's go-to salad dressings.

    I combine:
    - Grapeseed oil or Olive oil
    - white wine vinegar
    - Dijon mustard
    - fresh lemon juice
    - salt and pepper
    - dried oregano

    It's great for greek salad!
     

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