If you don’t like salads, perhaps you aren’t dressing them right. Salads are a fun, diverse, mix-and match method to a healthy meal. If your salads are lacking, try incorporating some delicious and unique dressings. These can really take a salad from zero to hero!
Here are a few salad dressing offerings for you to try next time you mix up some leafy greens.
Zesty Lemon Vinaigrette
This is a tangy, yummy lemon-punch that will make your mouth water. For this one, combine olive oil with fresh lemon juice, and some diced garlic cloves. Throw in some dijon mustard for tang, and some honey to balance it out. Finish with dried thyme, salt and pepper. Anything you put this on will taste amazing!
This one's a classic for a reason. Simple, delicious, and great on a caprese salad. This one is extremely similar to the Zesty Lemon Vinaigrette, with a few small changes.
Mix up olive oil with balsamic vinegar, with a bit of honey and dijon mustard. Salt and pepper to taste. It’s not traditional, but you can throw in some diced garlic for a little extra punch.
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
This is a spicy mid-western flavor bomb that is delicous on a corn and bean salad. It’s also good for burritos, tacos, and whatever else you like to eat!
Take greek yogurt, and toss in some vinegar-based hot sauce, like tabasco. Add chipotle peppers or adobo seasoning with garlic powder, onion powder, and dried chilli. Add salt, mix, and you’re all done!
Sesame Ginger Dressing
This is an Asian-inspired dressing with a major garlic-kick. You can dip noodles, dumpling, and other foods in this yummy, spicy dressing.
Take toasted sesame oil and combine with rice vinegar. Throw in soy sauce, LOTS of diced garlic, and some honey. Grate in as much fresh ginger as you can stand, and mix up. This is a unique flavour explosion you’ll make again and again.
Blue Cheese Dressing
This one isn’t for the faint of heart. If you like strong, pungent, acidic flavours, this one's for you. It’s good on salads, hot wings, hamburgers, and more!
Take crumbled bleu cheese, whole milk greek yogurt, a bit of buttermilk, and combine. Mix in some lemon juice and worchestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper and a clove on diced garlic.
Hopefully, you got some delicious salad inspiration from these salad dressing ideas. No matter what leafy greens you mix up, these sauces will level up any salad!