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12 Healthy, Easy Recipes for Salad Dressing

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Luscious and satisfying, creamy dressings are a perennial favorite. They are great with crisp, sturdy greens such as romaine or endive, or as a dip for grilled vegetables or vegetable crudité.

Green Goddess Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cup

  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup avocado, cubed (about 1 avocado)
  • 1 tbs. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Blend spinach, scallions, avocado, tarragon, vinegar and yogurt together in a blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keeps in the refrigerator for one to two days.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cup

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 scallion, finely minced
  • 1 tbs. fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh marjoram or other herb
  • 2 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste, and have fun experimenting with different herb combinations. Keeps in the refrigerator for one week.

 

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6:26AM PDT on May 30, 2014

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing!:):)

2:20PM PDT on May 27, 2014

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10:15PM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

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8:58PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

A wonderful and varied variety of recipes to try out here.

11:40PM PST on Jan 9, 2014

An enormous round of applause, continue the great work.
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1:09PM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Will definitely be trying the curried orange vinaigrette. Thanks!

5:32AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

thank you.

9:05AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

thank you.

7:25PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

great recipes, thanks.

1:03PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

thanks..

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