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10 Types of Salad Dressing With Easy Recipes

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One of my passions is 'fusion' cooking which is about blending recipes from different origins.

10 Types of Salad Dressings

10 Types of Salad Dressings

1. Lemon and Honey Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoons of English mustard
  • 150 ml (5 fl. oz.) of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour the lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. Add the honey, mustard, salt and pepper (to your taste).
  3. Whisk it together.
  4. Finally, add the olive oil and whisk again.

You can keep this dressing in the refrigerator for a week. This dressing is great with a chicken salad.

2. Austrian Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 200 ml (6.5 fl. oz.) of water

Instructions

  1. Pour the vinegar directly into your salad bowl and add the sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Give it a quick whisk before adding the water. Whisk it until you get a nice and smooth texture.

This dressing goes very well with green salad or a cucumber salad.

3. Balsamic and Honey Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix the balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper (to your taste).
  2. Add the olive oil, and whisk it until you get a smooth texture.

This dressing is ideal with a warm chicken or mixed salad.

4. Fresh Lime Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 limes
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Grate the zest of one lime into a bowl.
  2. Add the juice of both limes, salt and pepper (to your taste).
  3. Whisk it together.
  4. Finally add the olive oil and whisk again until you get a nice and smooth texture.

Nice dressing for a green salad with tomatoes and feta cheese.

5. Delicious French Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of French mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the French mustard, lemon juice and vinegar.
  2. Then whisk in the olive oil until you get a nice and smooth texture.
  3. Add salt and pepper (to your taste).

This dressing is perfect for a green salad with croutons.

6. Sage and Fennel Dressing

Ingredients

  • Half a fennel
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar
  • 150 ml (5 fl. oz.) of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of dried sage
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut your 1/2 of fennel in very small dices and put them in a small bowl.
  2. Add the Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sage, salt and pepper (to your taste) and mix it together. While mixing, gently pour in the olive oil.

This dressing is amazing with grilled or barbecued eggplants or peppers.

7. Ginger and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of Balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix in a small bowl the ginger, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Continue whisking while you pour in the olive oil.
  3. Finally, add the coriander.
  4. Leave it to rest for an hour before dressing your salad.

This dressing goes well with Asian salads.

8. Fresh Herbs Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped of tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper.

Instructions

  1. Mix in a bowl all the herbs, the lemon juice, vinegar and salt & pepper (to your taste). While whisking, pour the olive oil in.

This is a refreshing dressing that goes well with many summer salads.

9. Shallot Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of French mustard
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix the mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the oil and whisk until you get a smooth texture.
  3. Chop the shallot into small dices and at it to your dressing.

This dressing is great with both green and mixed salads.

10. Yoghurt and Lemon Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of French mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar (of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix in a bowl the mustard, lemon juice and vinegar.
  2. Add the olive oil.
  3. Slightly whisk the mixture and add the yoghurt. Add the parsley, salt and pepper (to your taste).

You can use low-fat yoghurt to obtain a very light salad dressing.

Comments

sinbad27 (author) from London on August 03, 2011:

I am glad your liked it! Hope you try some of the recipes.

lady rain from Australia on August 03, 2011:

Very interesting hub. Thank you for sharing.