Good salad dressing

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Sam1148 April 20, 2012
I love a sesame seed Asian dressing. Rather complicated to home make, but far superior to bottled 'sesame dressing'.

a couple of table spoons of sesame seed, browned and crushed to rough paste in mortar/pestle.
Mayer lemon juice (or a lemon/lime juice), a garlic clove, a tsp of mustard, a tablespoon of sugar, salt, and couple of table spoons of chopped onions; all wisked in a blender or mini-prep.. Drizzle in a light salad oil and some water if need to thin if it looks more mayo like instead of dressing like..finish with a bit of soysauce.
 
ATG117 April 20, 2012
One of the features on Feed52 about salad greens links to a lovely green goddess dressing by Orangette.
 
pierino April 20, 2012
My standby is the classic vinaigrette. But in the summer I do like ranch dressing which goes well with salads alongside grilled meats.By chance I once ran into Steve Henson, the guy who invented Hidden Valley Ranch dressing. Of course he wouldn't give me the formula although he did give me a souvenir pen. But its main components are equal parts sour cream and buttermilk, to which you can add a little cayenne, some onion salt, celery salt, maybe some chives, a few drops of lemon juice and salt. Take it from there.
 
Bevi April 20, 2012
1 part Meyer lemon juice to 2 parts good olive oil, salt and pepper. If you want a sweeter flavor, add just a drop of honey or maple syrup.
 
TCULiz April 20, 2012
My favorite dressing: Meyer lemon dressing
1/2 C olive oil
4 T red wine vinegar (or rice or honey vinegar)
1 T mayo
1 T Dijon mustard
Juice 1 Meyer lemon (or lemon or lime)
Salt & pepper
3 T parm cheese

Shake shake shake! I prefer butter lettuce.


 
Lynnht April 20, 2012
One part vinegar to 2.5-3 parts oil + seasonings.
1/4 c. Balsamic, squeeze of honey, tsp finely diced shallots, salt, pepper... In a blender, slowly drizzle in 1/3 c. olive oil.
Or 1/4 c. rice vinegar, ~tablespoon of miso paste, tsp or two (to taste) sugar, tsp+ grated fresh ginger, add canola oil.(add a few drops of sesame oil if desired. )
 
creamtea April 19, 2012
what sort of salad? Romaine + Caesar, wedge of iceberg + blue cheese, butter lettuce + olive oil-lemon juice-salt-shallots, there are various classic pairings.
 
kbckitchen April 19, 2012
What is the menu?

 
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