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 downloadable, printable pdf, you won’t have to hunt all over to find them. Also, a few of these recipes have never appeared on this blog.
The pdf book includes:
- 4-ingredient mayo
- Honey-mustard dressing
- Easy aioli (garlic mayo)
- Dairy-free Ranch
- Avocado Ranch
- Creamy Italian
- Sugar-free strawberry poppy seed
- Blue cheese (tastes like my favorite restaurant version!)
- Easy Caesar
- The last vinaigrette recipe you’ll ever need
You’ll also find tips for using these recipes beyond salad, as well as a complete shopping list for every recipe.
View it on your device (handy at the grocery store), or print it out to keep in your kitchen.
Buy it here.
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Years ago, my friend Joni introduced me to a wonderful little balsamic vinaigrette recipe she called “1-2-3 Dressing.” It was just this simple:
This salad is beautiful, and scrumptious, but it’s also super easy to throw together. You can use whatever sweet citrus you have available. I used Cara Cara oranges this time, but you could use regular oranges, blood oranges, or any kind of orange cousin: tangerine, clementine, mandarin, satsuma.
The hardest parts are slicing the avocado and citrus, but that’s not really difficult, once you see a demonstration…
This salad couldn’t be easier, and because it borrows the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich, what’s not to love?! Trust me: you won’t miss the bread. My hubs who’s usually all “meh” over salads even likes it! And because there’s no bread, this salad is gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, low-carb, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant. (Assuming you use compliant mayo and bacon.)
You could also add chopped cooked chicken to this and call it a one-dish meal!
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 yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and dill, mint, or parsley. Sometimes they’re also served with french fries stuffed inside.
Summertime is strawberry season! What to do with your extra strawberries? Here are a few of my favorite strawberry recipes…
If you’ve never tried pickled onions, you may think they sound… weird. Yucky even. But they have a light, sweet-zingy flavor that adds a little spark to anything you top it with. Plus, they are SUPER easy to make!
Inspired by this recipe for Blackberry Smash cocktail from A Calculated Whisk, I made some blackberry syrup last week. I had a whole bunch of blackberries in the freezer and this was a great way to use them up!