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Greek Salad Dressing

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 pinches salt
10 to 15 grinds black pepper

Put everything into a jar and shake well.  Refrigerate.

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing by Elise Bauer

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry dill (or a teaspoon chopped fresh)

In a medium bowl, stir together the buttermilk and mayonnaise until fully mixed. Add in the other ingredients, adjusting for taste.

Keeps for a week, covered in the fridge.

This delicious recipe is via Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes.

 

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Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette

This recipe is courtesy of Chuck Hughes.  It is fabulous on a green salad that includes crumbled blue cheese and crumbled bacon.  SO GOOD!

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil
  • Salt & pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and mustard.  Slowly drizzle in the canola oil, whisking until the dressing emulsifies.  Taste, add freshly ground black pepper and salt until it’s just right!

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East Side Mario’s Vinaigrette Clone

There is nothing special about this very basic salad dressing, but N. craves it, and loves this clone recipe.  She eats it tossed with iceberg lettuce, rounds of red onion, hot pickled peppers , croutons and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, e.g. canola or sunflower
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard, like Keene’s
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of dried thyme
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a jar and shake until well mixed.
  2. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

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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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