Homemade Salad Dressings

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These truly are the best salads and salad dressings in the world! Do you love a fresh salad made with fresh homemade salad dressings? I sure do! I have some recipes below that are all made from scratch developed by friends and family members.

I can make these salad dressings almost as fast as I can grab a bottle from the refrigerator!

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Salad Dressings and Salads

Poppy Seed by Heather

Poppy Seed by Heather
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed
Instructions
  1. Mix all together. This is better if made the day before serving. I love this on a spinach or lettuce salad.

Spicy Ranch by Heidi

Spicy Ranch by Heidi
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 envelope buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cilantro-fresh-chopped
  • 3 tomatillos-peeled
  • 1 clove garlic-chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon
  • cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix in blender and serve. I love the spicy kick to this one!!

Oriental Salad by Elaine

Oriental Salad by Elaine
Prep Time
7 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 12 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Instructions:
  2. Mix all together. This is yummy on lettuce with chicken strips!

Catalina/French Salad Dressing

Catalina/French Salad Dressing Copycat by Linda
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Instructions
  1. Blend together in a blender and serve. Store unused dressing in the refrigerator.

Taco Salad

Taco Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • One pound hamburger cooked with 1 package taco seasoning  drain
  • Grated cheese
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Instructions:
  2. Mix all together and pour the Catalina/French Type Dressing over the salad JUST before serving. Add bite size broken tortilla chips.

Chicken-Cabbage-Snack Ramen Salad

Chicken-Cabbage-Snack Ramen Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • Two 14-ounce packages shredded cabbage
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions
  • 2 packages oriental snack ramen noodles set dry sauce pkg. aside
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Dressing:
  • 2 packages snack ramen seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Instructions:
  2. Mix all together and pour over salad right before serving.

I make my salad dressings in pint mason jars: Ball Jar Mouth Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Regular, Set of 12

I use these white Ball lids: Ball Jar Mouth Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Regular, Set of 12

My favorite funnel for making dressings: Norpro 607 Extra Wide Plastic Funnel, Green

The advantage of these homemade dressings is not only the variety of flavors available but also the ability to stir up a great dressing on short notice if surprise guests show up.

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You need to check out the ingredients listed above and try to have some of these items in your pantry stash at all times. I don’t worry anymore about running out of salad dressings since I’ve got all the goodies I need to make my own and are they delicious!

Give it a try, you may not buy those bottles at the store in the future. May God bless this world, Linda

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