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    Senior Member sandilee's Avatar
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    I have a new urge. To make salad dressings from scratch at home instead of buying the bottle.

    Anyone have any recipes? Don't care which kind.

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    the best salad dressing ever
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 cloves garlic
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    Blend on high in blender for 2 minutes
    slowly add 1 cup canola oil while blending on high

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    I don't use a recipe, but I make a basic oil (extra virgin olive) and vinegar (usually cider vinegar) dressing with whatever seasonings are on hand (maybe Italian, some garlic powder), a little salt and pepper. Then I add some grainy mustard to make an emulsion. I prefer this over bottled dressings.

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    I reduce blueberrys or raspberrys down into a syrup and add just a hint of sugar to take off the rawness and use it on fresh salad greens, I also take and mash a garlic clove with a bit of salt and add some olive oil

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    I use this for lettuce and macaroni salad
    1 cup Mirical whip (salad dressing)
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    3 Tbs sugar
    Mix well for macaroni salad I add about 1/2 tsp pepper

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    Here's a Rachael Ray one that I like. When I make the salad I add other fruits too besides strawberries. Sometimes add Italian seasoning too.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/r...ipe/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    the best salad dressing ever
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 cloves garlic
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    Blend on high in blender for 2 minutes
    slowly add 1 cup canola oil while blending on high
    Thanks I am going to give this a try !

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    I make my version of Thousand Island by mixing Mayonnaise, ketchup and relish.

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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Raspberry Vinaigrette
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    Equal parts
    * vinegar (any type, I usually use regular, white)
    * salad oil (any type, I usually use canola oil)
    * raspberry jam (made with sugar or sugar free)

    Shake together well. (I usually mix with immersion blender

    Variations
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    * look for other types of jams/jellies/marmalades
    * add spices that match the jam. Eg. ginger with marmalade, etc.
    * I've used homemade cranberry sauce, in place of the jam
    * try maple syrup in place of the raspberry jam; balsamic vinegar is a nice combo with the maple syrup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion Jean
    I don't use a recipe, but I make a basic oil (extra virgin olive) and vinegar (usually cider vinegar) dressing with whatever seasonings are on hand (maybe Italian, some garlic powder), a little salt and pepper. Then I add some grainy mustard to make an emulsion. I prefer this over bottled dressings.
    Wow! I do this, too! I thought I made it up- You know what they say- "great minds think alike"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I use this for lettuce and macaroni salad
    1 cup Mirical whip (salad dressing)
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    3 Tbs sugar
    Mix well for macaroni salad I add about 1/2 tsp pepper
    I use this on macaroni salad and potato salad also but with less sugar, and add a tablespoon of finely grated onion and dollop of horseradish for pizazz. Or leave out the horseradish and add some dill. And it HAS to be Miracle Whip - NOT mayo! :-)

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    This called PawPaw dressing. My dear dad used to make this salad dressing, long before "honey mustard" hit the market.
    Miracle Whip
    Teaspoon of sugar or honey (sugar substitute if diabetic)
    Teaspoon of Mustard
    Dash of Paprika
    Little bit of milk or cream to make it creamy
    And Stir to dissolve the sugar.

    Other recipes:
    Mayonaise
    Cracked Pepper
    Dash of cayenne pepper
    Dash of Paprika
    dash of onion powder
    Cream for consistency
    Now you can add: Crumbled Blue Cheese, or Feta Cheese
    Or add Ketchup and relish for thousand island.
    The base of Mayonaise and cream is the start of any dressing where you want to add your favorite spices and ingredients.
    D in TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    I make my version of Thousand Island by mixing Mayonnaise, ketchup and relish.
    to this I add boiled chopped egg and use chili sauce instead of catsup

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    DH favorite French

    1 can tomato soup
    3/4 c. sugar (I use part sugar substitue)
    1/3 c, red wine vinegar
    1/2 tsp beau monde (like a celery salt)
    1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1/2 tsp minced dried onion

    place all in blender gradually add 1 cup canola oil.

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    My favorite is balsamic vinegar dressing:
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 1/2 T. honey
    1/2 t. dijon mustard
    garlic (or garlic salt)
    salt

    I adjust seasonings to whatever I decide for the occasion. Saves well in fridge for a week or more.

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    Blue Cheese Dressing:
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup mayo
    1/4 cup white wine vinegar
    2 cloves garlic
    1/4 tsp ground white pepper
    1/4 c blue cheese
    Blend 1 minute in food processor, transfer to storage container then add another1/4 c blue cheese and fold into dressing.

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    Casanova Dressing

    1/2 cup oil
    1 can tomato soup
    2 Tbsp chopped onion
    2/3 cup white vinegar
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp paprika
    1 tsp salt

    Keep refrigerated and shake well before serving.

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    Roquefort-Chive (Bleu) Cheese

    1 pint mayonaise
    1/2 pint sour cream with chives
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 tsp pepper
    1 tsp garlic salt
    3 oz Roquefort or Bleu cheese crumbled
    1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

    Mix all ingredients thoroughly. do not beat. Refrigerate. Yields 1 quart

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    This isn't really a recipe just something I've thrown together.

    Have made my own avocado dressing with an avocado, sautéed garlic, salt, pepper and a little lime and put it in the blender. I like this over a salad, chicken salad and sandwiches sometimes instead of mayo.

    I’m always on the look out for homemade salad dressings and am bookmarking this.

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    Mine is kinda plain But my favorite. I use it on salads and cold slaw
    3 tablespoons of mayo
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    salt and pepper

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    Not a real recipe, but I like this some times because it is so simple. I usually use this when there is seafood in a salad such as fresh spinach and shrimp.

    Olive oil, just enough to lightly cover the spinach, don't saturate the spinch.

    Fresh lemon juice. I slice lemon in half, pick out the seeds and sqeeze over spinach, taste to see if enough and add more if necessary. A light touch of lemon juice is better for me.

    Add salt and pepper to taste.

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    Here are a couple of salad dressings that are made from scratch to substitute for Miracle Whip and/or mayonnaise. I prefer them to factory made dressings. Great for egg salad sandwiches, potato salads, or as a base for other salad dressings.

    1 egg or egg substitute to equal 1 egg
    1 scant teaspoon prepared mustard
    cayenne pepper, optional
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup Canola oil
    3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    Preparation:

    Put the egg or egg substitute, mustard, cayenne pepper (if using), and salt in a blender; blend at high speed for about 20 seconds. Gradually add the oil through the top of the blender, while blending, in droplets at first, blending until all the oil has been blended with the egg and mayonnaise is thick and creamy. Blend in lemon juice just until mixed.

    Note: Raw eggs can contain salmonella (about 1 in 20,000 eggs might be contaminated), but there are egg white products on the market which can be used safely. People in high-risk groups are the elderly, small children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems. If you aren't sure of your eggs, egg substitute can be used to make the mayonnaise. Egg yolk powder (pasteurized and dried) can be found in the King Arthur Catalog

    Home made Boiled Salad Dressing

    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    1/4 cup vinegar (either white or cider )
    1/2 cup hot water
    2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (Dijon, Honey Mustard or other flavors will work)
    1 tablespoon butter

    Directions:
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 10 mins
    1 In microwave safe bowl mix sugar, cornstarch and salt.
    2 Whisk in the egg, vinegar, water and mustard.
    3 Microwave on high for 3 minutes then stir.
    4 Microwave again on high for 1 minute then stir and repeat in 1 minute increments until dressing comes to a boil and thickens - about 5 - 6 minutes total cook time. (It will continue to thicken as it cools).
    5 Add butter.
    6 Store in refrigerator.

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    Mayo, ketchup and parsley flakes (ground up from a jar) is all we use. I even had to make my own in a restaurant once. Theirs was horrible.

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    Spiced Maple Vinaigrette
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    2 tsp. Dijon mustard
    3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    3 Tbsp. lemon juice
    1/3 c. pure maple syrup
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. ground ginger
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 c. canola oil

    Blend with immersion blender.
    Flavour gets better with some aging in the frig!

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    1 bottle of ken's creamy Italian dressing

    Hellmanes Mayonaise to desired constancy.

    This is to die for
    Keeps in refridgerator for weeks just shake again

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