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Homemade Salad Dressing

Salad Dressings from Scratch

  • Author: Emily Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2-1 cup
  • Category: Salad

Description

Homemade salad dressings are always better than store-bought. Here are four easy varieties you can start making yourself.


Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3-2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

White Balsamic & Tarragon Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3-2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Honey Mustard

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Combine balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and Dijon mustard in a jar. Season with salt and pepper. Screw lid on tight and shake vigorously to emulsify. If vinaigrette seems too acidic for your taste, add more olive oil.

White Balsamic & Tarragon Vinaigrette

  1. Combine white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, chopped tarragon, and chopped shallot in a jar. Season with salt and pepper. Screw lid on tight and shake vigorously to emulsify. If Vinaigrette seems too acidic for your taste, add more olive oil.

Honey Mustard

  1. Combine Dijon mustard, honey and apple cider vinegar in a jar or bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  For a sweeter version, add more honey. For tangier flavor, add more Dijon mustard.

Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Combine mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, Worcestershire, red wine vinegar and blue cheese crumbles in a jar or bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.