Salad Dressing Recipes

I find myself with more and more postings for these, so thought it high time they had a heading all their own, tho’ they may still be listed under SAUCES etc. as well. WHY? Because I can.

1905 Salad Dressing: October 11, 2017
A classic dressing based on the famous Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

Another Garlic Dressing: June 16, 2010
Still a work in progress, but I think I’m getting closer to my goal.

Balsamic Reduction Vinaigrette: January 24, 2017
This dressing was lovely with the asparagus and blue cheese salad, but would no doubt work a treat with many other salads.

Blue Cheese Dressing: December 14, 2010
A simpler (no shallots required) recipe than the contessa’s blue cheese and dip below,
but well worth tossing together the night before you want a tasty bit o’
moldy cheese goodness on your greens.

Blue Cheese Dressing, Best!: August 8, 2013
A slight tweak turns a good dressing into a great dressing – with two routes to blue cheese goodness! The first, is good from the get-go – perfect when you’ve forgotten to make the dressing (or dip) before dinner or a gathering. The second route builds on the first, but requires at least a few hours to rest in the fridge to allow the flavors to build. Try both routes, you won’t be sorry.
Parfait! Best! Blue Cheese Dressing: September 26, 2014

Blue Cheese Dressing, Hilltop Steak House: February 26, 2024

Blue Cheese/Yogurt Dip: November 25, 2010
Great, chunky dip, INCREDIBLE salad dressing.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad: December 18, 2015
This dressing is nice, with not too, too much sugar added. If you’re concerned about calories and fat, substitute the sour cream with 1/2 cup of whole cottage cheese, creamed in your blender with 1-1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar. Yeh; you could use the ‘lite’ stuff, but have you read what they put in it?

Brown Derby French Dressing: January 8, 2013
Another (tasty) take on an old favorite – and pretty simple to toss together, too.

Buttermilk Salad Dressing: January 22, 2015
Yes, it’s from a mix, but check out the ingredients! No funky stuff at all at all, and I do love it on a shaved brussel sprout salad. Or an oven fried zuchini strip. Or a sammich…

Caesar Dressing, Greek Yogurt: June 6, 2023

Catalina French Dressing: December 20, 2010
YES – this is a homemade take on that tangy bottle o’ goodness from the
market. Ermmm, which I no longer have to buy  !-)
Parfait! Tante Marie’s Catalina French Dressing: June 15, 2012
An updated version; surprisingly mild.
Parfait! Best! Tante Marie’s French Dressing: August 22, 2014
A slight tweak of seasonings and oil, along with my own, home made ‘sup! makes for one. Fine. French dressing.
Jeanette’s Salad Dressing: May 18, 2017
This interesting take on French dressing as quite nice; and a snap to toss together.

Celery Seed Dressing: June 10, 2013
My take on a Midwestern classic – just take my advice and cut the sugar down to two tablespoons.

Cherry Vinaigrette: October 9, 2014
Cherry Vinaigrette: April 18, 2022

Cherry Pepper Vinaigrette: May 30, 2019
This started out as a sauce for grilled scallops; but I think it much more suited to a big hunk o’ grilled meat, or mebbe a hearty salad. Try it out and see if you don’t agree.

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing (Best!): July 21, 2014

Creamy French Salad Dressing: November 29, 2021

Creamy Italian Dressing: January 13, 2011

Cucumber Dressing, The Doris Project, Week 24: June 25, 2014

Date and Sweet Chili Sauce Dressing: December 5, 2016
With added Italian dressing; the combination sounds as though it doesn’t work, but trust me, it does!

Devil’s Rain Salad Dressing: September 15, 2014

Dorothy Lynch Dressing, and a Couple of Sauces: September 1, 2021

(Another) French Dressing: January 24, 2013
Not too, too different from all the other French dressings here, mebbe just a wee, tiny bit spicier to go with the tortilla salad theme.

Fave French Salad Dressing: June 15, 2021

French Dressing (and variations): July 30, 2010
This is the CLASSIC – not a reproduction of the jarred stuff.

French Dressing, Catalina: December 20, 2010
YES – this is a homemade take on that tangy bottle o’ goodness from the
market. Ermmm, which I no longer have to buy !-)
Parfait! French Dressing, Tante Marie’s Catalina: June 15, 2012
An updated version; surprisingly mild.
Parfait! Best! Tante Marie’s French Dressing: August 22, 2014
A slight tweak of seasonings and oil, along with my own, home made ‘sup! makes for one. Fine. French dressing.
Parfait! French Dressing: November 14, 2014
With an additional recipe to turn some of it into Special Sauce!
Parfait! Tante Marie’s French Dressing: June 5, 2015
Jeanette’s Salad Dressing: May 18, 2017
This interesting take on French dressing as quite nice; and a snap to toss together.
Really, TRULY, The BEST French Dressing: July 21, 2019

French Dressing, Creamy: August 18, 2015

French Dressing, the Brown Derby version: January 8, 2013
Another (tasty) take on an old favorite – and pretty simple to toss together, too.

French Dressing, Fresh: August 30, 2011
Here’s an option. Not one of my favorites, but options are a good thing.

French Dressing, the version with honey: February 6, 2013

French Dressing, Steakhouse: March 29, 2024

French Dressing, Vintage: March 25, 2015

French Dressing, Western: September 5, 2013
A dash of spicy-sweet barbecue sauce mixes things up a bit in this tasty little variation on my everyday French dressing.

French Dressing, Western, Best!: December 5, 2013
Home made chili sauce and all fresh ingredients are the way to go.

French Dressing, With Poppy Seed: November 20, 2014

French Dressing, Zippy!: May 13, 2014
A nice, and low-sugar dressing for salads and so much more.

Garlic Dressing: November 15, 2011
I called this Best! when I posted it, but this version with roasted garlic is truly the Best!

Garlic Salad Dressing and Sauce: March 25, 2024

Great Caesar’s Dressing!: February 15, 2011
Lotsa garlic, and ripe olives and capers in lieu of the anchovies – NICE!

Greek Marinade for Souvlaki (or Salad): September 11, 2015
I really cannot decide if I like this best as a marinade or a salad dressing. Try it and see if you don’t have the same (delicious) problem.

Honey Mustard: February 8, 2011
This makes a nice dip, salad dressing, or a glaze; try it using your own
preferred combination of mustard, honey and vinegar.

Best! Honey Mustard: December 18, 2012
I like this version better than the one above – mebbe because I started out by making my own mustard, or mebbe because the mayonnaise mellows things out so nicely.
Parfait! Honey Mustard: April 25, 2014
Still the best.
A Double Batch of the Dressing: August 7, 2014
You’ll need it for this pasta-heavy salad, but even if you skip the macaroni, you’re gonna want a good sized jar of this fine dressing in the fridge, so why not make a large batch?
Parfait! Still Best! Honey Mustard Dressing: March 20, 2015

Honey Mustard Dressing: April 28, 2022
Surprisingly perfect with a blue cheese baby spinach salad!
Honey Mustard Dressing: August 9, 2023
Honey Mustard Dressing: January 24, 2024

Honey (yes-I-know-ANOTHER) French Dressing: February 6, 2013

Imperial French Dressing: August 18, 2011

Italian Oil and Vinegar Dressing: July 11, 2012
Use this blend as a guide and customize to suit your own tastes – you’re only limited by your spice merchant. What? You don’t have a spice merchant? Get one! I really like the folk at Penzey’s; where I can drive up and smell my way through the sample jars. You really should explore options in your area, tho’, in a pinch, my guys do mail order.

Italian Salad Dressing: October 8, 2012
Yet another version, with the added bonus of a guide to making your own Italian Seasoning Blend. I really like swapping out half the vinegar for fresh lemon juice, try it and see if you don’t agree.

Jeanette’s Salad Dressing: May 18, 2017
This interesting take on French dressing as quite nice; and a snap to toss together.

KC Salad Dressing: March 27, 2014
How’s about a sugar-free salad dressing, made with only natural, real ingredients, that tastes good enough to eat? Yeh, I thought you’d be interested.

Key Lime Vinaigrette: May 10, 2017

Lemon Vinaigrette: April 16, 2015

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette: April 25, 2019

Louis Sauce: September 28, 2018
Another Take on Louis Dressing: December 23, 2020

Louis Dressing, the one with whipped cream: July 20, 2021
1965 called and it wants you to make this dressing!
Let’s Louis Like We Mean It!: July 13, 2022

Louis Dressing, With The Whipped Cream AND the Garlic Sauce: November 29, 2022

Louis Dressing and Burrito Rolling: August 19, 2022
So, this Louis dressing is a wee, tiny bit different than the whipped cream version, but still every bit as good, so, if you find yourself heavy cream-less, this could well be your answer!

Maple Syrup & Dijon Salad Dressing: December 1, 2014
Zippy and sweet, just how I like my salad dressings!

Medianoche Salad Dressing: January 24, 2017
This garlicky take on a creamy Cuban mayonnaise works as well over a salad as it does a sammich spread.
Medianoche Salad Dressing: February 9, 2023

Mischa’s Italian Salad Dressing: July 31, 2012
I started with a couple of vinegars and the spice blend from the Italian Oil and Vinegar Dressing post above, then played around to come up with this dressing more than worthy of a feast. It also works quite nicely as a marinade for meat or chicken.

Mustard Vinaigrette With Sherry Vinegar: September 13, 2017
I used my own zippy mustard; but any Dijon you like would work, too.

Parsley and Garlic Dressing: May 18, 2011
Bright, creamily green and OH! so snappy! Try it, you’ll like it ;)

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing: January 23, 2011
Parfait! Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
: January 13, 2012
Parfait! Poppy Seed Dressing: June 28, 2013

Best! Poppy Seed Dressing: July 29, 2019

Poppy Seed French Dressing: November 20, 2014

Poppy Seed Sauce for Fruit: May 5, 2010
Really, when you think of it, this is a dressing.

Another Take on the Poppy Seed Sauce: September 21, 2010
Switch out the lemon yogurt for honey-mango and you’re all good.

Ranch Dressing, Best!: July 1, 2013

Ranch Dressing, Southwestern, Besterer!: February 25, 2016
Really and truly, the best take on nicely spiced ranch dressing I’ve come up with to date.

Ranch Dressing: November 30, 2015
This recipe starts with a powdered mix and makes it better. For best results, check your market or local spice merchant for an all natural Ranch dressing mix.

Red Onion Sweet Dressing: March 5, 2018

Roasted Garlic Dressing, Best!: December 23, 2011
It’s also a Parfait!

Russian Dressing, Spicy: September 19, 2012
An interesting assortment of ingredients compelled me to try this recipe – and it really is pretty tasty – even if you go the dairy-free route as did I. This time.

Russian Dressing, Spicy, More Better: December 3, 2012
I revisited the dressing above, this time using fresh, home made mayonnaise, and regular sour cream. How was it? Terrific! You NEED to try this salad dressing.

Sanford House Dressing: March 19, 2011
Yet ANOTHER riff on French dressing – but I am all about the options.
Parfait! Roasted Beet Salad with Sanford House Dressing
: November 25, 2011
After a very pleasant email exchange with a very nice lady (hi, Sara!) from the Sanford House, I decided to revisit the dressing and kinda, sorta, follow the recipe!
Sanford House Dressing: November 13, 2017
It’s been a while since I’ve made this lovely take on French dressing, but, it is time.

Sesame Dressing: October 31, 2013
Sesame oil(s) and seeds combine to make for a fine, fast, and tasty salad dressing.

Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing: April 26, 2023

Southwestern Ranch Dressing: May 14, 2013
Add a bit more milk (or even buttermilk!) and this’d be a fine salad dressing, too.

Parfait! Special Sauce: November 14, 2014
Classic on burgers, but try it on salads, too.

Spiced Dressing: November 20, 2010
Why buy bottled when you can make your own? It really is a toss-up for
me between this and the Catalina.

Steakhouse Dressing: March 24, 2021

Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Dressing: September 4, 2014

Sweeter, Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Dressing: November 20, 2014
More sweet, sure, but more spice, too. Nice dressing.

Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing: October 7, 2015

Swiss Style Salad Dressing: March 21, 2017

Tamari and Rice Vinegar Dressing: August 10, 2012
Top your salad with some toasted ramen and this dressing, and mebbe a bit of sliced chicken breast, and you have yourself one fine bowl o’ greens.

Tamari Dressing: March 20, 2024

Thai Sweet Chili Vinaigrette: August 19, 2020

Thousand Island Dressing: May 28, 2011
A classic bit of creamy goodness – try it with a bit of the blue cheese
dressing, too, on your salad. Don’t judge, it’s good!

Another Thousand Island Dressing: August 6, 2011
I REALLY like this version.

Parfait! The Best! Thousand Island Dressing: April 27, 2012
No capers? No problem! And a bit of crème fraîche adds a nice bit of richness to mellow out the bit of spiciness.
Parfait! New! Improved! Best! Thousand Island Dressing: April 12, 2013
Yeh… extra lemon juice and a bit of freeze-dried shallot… Nice.
Parfait! Thousand Island Dressing: May 29, 2015
Newer! Even More Improved! Best! Thousand Island Dressing: June 27, 2018

Parfait! Thousand Island Dressing, HoJo’s Style: March 31, 2017
I am setting this a bit aside from the other Thousand Island Dressings because I think that it is different, and tasty enough, to deserve it. This is also a most excellent burger sauce.

White French Dressing: October 22, 2011

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