salad and salad dressing recipes

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Seven simple salad dressing recipes

One of the easiest and most delicious things you can do to put healthier food into your body is to learn some recipes for homemade salad dressings. Once you start, you’ll probably never buy the bottled stuff again! Homemade dressings just taste so much fresher. Plus, they’re so much healthier! Most “Lite” salad dressings you […]

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing recipe (no coddling needed!)

Genuine Caesar dressing involves codding an egg; that is, cooking it till the white is just cooked and the yolk is slightly thickened but still runny. While delicious, that’s a little fussy for my taste. Also, there is the risk of salmonella. I discovered this Caesar Salad Dressing recipe in a Good Housekeeping mag a few […]

Recipe review: Hummus salad dressing, Mediterranean salad

Last week, Kalyn’s Kitchen posted a recipe for Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing, and I made it for dinner that night. I mean, hummus-based dressing — how genius is that? To suit our tastes, I made a few tweaks. Added a sliced roasted chicken breast, for added protein. (Picked up at the deli.) Swapped out red […]

Greek salad with tzatziki dressing

This sort-of-Greek salad was inspired by a gyro wrap: it has all the contents of a gyro, minus the pita wrap, with a modified tzatziki dressing. Gyro is a Greek dish featuring meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, and usually served wrapped in pita bread, with cucumber, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is traditionally made using […]

Winter fruit salad with lemon poppyseed dressing

This is one of my favorite salads, and it always gets rave reviews. I don’t make it as much now that we’re eating low carb, but you could certainly swap out your sweetener of choice for the sugar. And you could reduce the amount of sugar or sweetener needed by substituting orange juice for the […]

My most-used, must-have dressing and dip recipes

In this new mini-cookbook, I’ve collected all the dressing recipes I use again and again. They’re the most basic, most versatile dressings: many of them can also serve as dips for veggies, and as a spread for sandwiches, burgers, and other entrees. Some of the recipes in this book are scattered throughout this blog, but with this […]

Eating out: avoid sugar and carbs in your salad

A salad seems like a safe, healthy choice when eating out, right? Eh, it depends… (Just under 3 minutes) Related posts you may find helpful: All salad and dressing recipes on this site Rather pack your own? Here are tips from The Kitchn on making a week’s worth of salads. (Off-site)