Category Archives: Salad Dressing

Feta Dill Dip

A great ATK recipe.

  • 3/4 cup good mayo
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1T fresh dill (1 1/2 t dried)

Mix all together.  Tastes best when allowed to sit for a few hours for flavours to blend.

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Niall’s Summer Pasta Salad

Really an “anything goes” kind of salad, adapted from LLL’s “Whole Foods for the Whole Family

The Salad Ingredients:

  • ½ lb pasta, cooked and drained
  • ½ cup celery, chopped small
  • ¼ cup red or Vidalia onion, finely diced (use spring onions if you don’t have)
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • ½ red or green pepper, diced
  • 2 tins water-packed tuna –no hydrolyzed plant protein – flaked
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded, a handful
  • ½ cup cucumber, seeded and chopped

The Dressing/dip Ingredients:

This makes way more than the above recipe requires!

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Gently combine all of the salad ingredients.  Add dressing, tossing, until the salad is coated to your preference; it’s likely that you’ll have about 2/3 to ½ of the dressing left over.  Refrigerate until flavours mingle.

The left over dressing makes a great raw veggie dip.


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Honey-orange Vinaigrette

This dressing is not as sweet as the Poppyseed and Honey Dressing below.  Excellent with a spinach salad, topped with candied pecans, thinly sliced sweet onions, and strawberries or oranges.

  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey
  • salt, pinch
  • pepper, pinch
  • (optional: 1 Tbsp poppyseeds)

Shake or whisk all ingredients together.

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Poppyseed and Honey Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup liquid honey
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar (or other fruit vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced (or use a very small amount of garlic, or green onions)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together in a bowl, or shake in a jar.  Taste, and adjust seasonings.

Good on spinach salad that has some fruit (oranges or berries), and sweet or red onions in it.  Dry toasted pecans are also great.

Our Honey-orange Vinaigrette is not as sweet as this recipe.

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Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise (we like Hellman’s or Hellman’s reduced fat)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (we like Western Creamery’s because it doesn’t have added “stuff”)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (don’t use dried)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (don’t use the bottled kind)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • pinch of ground red pepper (the kind we use for Indian cooking)

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk these ingredients until well blended.  Then crumble in:

  • a big chunk of blue cheese (our favourite for this in Canada is Danish blue, because of its creaminess)

With the back of a spoon, or a fork, mash the cheese until it is the consistency that you like it to be in your dressing.  Stir well to combine, and taste for seasonings.  Can be used as a very thick  dressing, or as a dip .

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Blue Cheese Dip

•    1/3 cup real mayonnaise
•    1/4 cup light sour cream
•    1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
•    1 tsp sugar
•    1/2 tsp minced garlic
•    1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
•    1/4 tsp salt
•    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
•   1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Whisk all ingredients together, mashing up blue cheese until you have a consistency that you like. Use for vegetables, chicken wings, etc. Refrigerate.

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Coleslaw Dressing (creamy)

  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise (we like Hellman’s Real)
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • dollop of yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground celery seed (optional)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Whisk all ingredients in a salad bowl until smooth.   Taste for seasonings and adjust.  This is a perfect amount to coat about 1 pound or 454 grams of cole slaw veggies.

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