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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Recipes for Salad Dressing and Some Awards!!

I love salad and especially this time of year with the fresh tomatoes and fresh vegetables in general. I am very picky about dressing, so I make my own. These recipes are not light or diet. I tend to be very light on how much I put on. My husband and daughter use the dip the fork in the dressing method and then take some salad and eat. For this reason I do not worry too much about the calories, because this one area where we don't overdue it. I hope you enjoy these, they are my favorites.

Creamy French Dressing

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. kosher or any coarse salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. paprika
1/3 cup white distilled vinegar
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup tomato ketchup

Mix all ingredients in a blender for a minute or so. Store in another container in refrigerator. I always put a date on it so I don't forget how long ago I made it. It makes about 2-3 cups. I have stored it for a few months with no problem.

Apple Vinaigrette

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp dry basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Mix all ingredients in a blender for a minute or so. Store in another container in the refrigerator. Of course you will have to give it a good shake before you use it. I like this as an alternative to a raspberry vinaigrette. I make a salad with greens, fresh tomatoes, chopped fresh apples and walnuts. We like it, I hope you do also.

This is my layered taco salad, but I do use the French dressing on this mixed with some salsa, it works very well.

Have a great weekend


Thank you to Tina at It May Be A Crazy Life, But It Is OUR Life for passing on these beautiful awards to me! Please go and visit her wonderful blog full of family life, beautiful photos and life. Thank you for passing the love to me.


SquirrelQueen said...

The Apple Vinaigrette is a new one to me, it sounds good. Perfect for the summer months.


AL said...

Hi Anne,

Thank you so much for sharing it, I am thinking of what do I have for a side dish, I have a couple of fresh veggies and now I know what to do with them.

Take care.


AL said...

BTW Apple vinaigrette can do wonders. LOL


Anonymous said...

this is a new blend of salad dressing to me, thank you for sharing this with us Anne.

thank you for always visiting my blog.
you make me happy always..

have anice day!


MzzLily said...

Hubby loves French and I love a good vinaigrette. Can't wait to try these. Yum!

Tina said...


Thanks for the recipes....we love our salads!
Can't wait to try the creamy french.....

Come by my blog I have something for you...

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, that french dressing looks delish...as does that layered taco salad!!

Thanks Anne!!
Beth in Austin

Daisy said...

Well congratulations on these beautiful Awards Anne! And that recipe looks mighty yummy! *wink*