Do you make your own salad dressing?

@snowy22315 (93214)
United States
June 29, 2020 9:42am CST
I haven't made any salad dressings lately since I have so many bottles of the commercial stuff, but homemade dressings overall are healthier and sometimes cheaper too. I was looking online yesterday, and they had something like 47 different dressings you could make at home. I bookmarked it. I got a little discouraged though because like the first 10 were all vinagrettes, and other than raspberry vinagrette, I am not a big fan. What dressings do you like to make at home? Please share the recipe if you are so inclined.
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@much2say (41373)
• United States
29 Jun
The simplest that we use has olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper - that's it. I don't even measure any of it . . . . just whip it all up in a small bowl (I only make enough for that meal). Another one is a Chinese salad dressing - sweet - but we mainly only use it for when we have a strawberry and spinach salad (which isn't often).
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
What is your Chinese salad dressing recipies? I have an Asian salad in the fridge.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
@much2say OK Thank you
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@much2say (41373)
• United States
29 Jun
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@LadyDuck (291658)
• Switzerland
29 Jun
I always make my dressing at home, olive oil and vinegar with some herbs, sometimes lemon and olive oil. If I want a creamy one I mix Greek yogurt, a little honey, olive oil, a bit of mustard, some herbs. There are so many we can do, it does not take long.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
So you can mix the Greek yogurt in the vinegarette to make a different texture and taste?
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@LadyDuck (291658)
• Switzerland
30 Jun
@snowy22315 NO, I do not mix the yogurt to the vinegratte, I never mix yogurt and vinegar, if I use yogurt I skip the vinegar at most some droops of lemon.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
30 Jun
@LadyDuck Oh OJ. So it sounds like it is either or.
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@marlina (102450)
• Canada
29 Jun
I only make my own Caesar Salad Dressing,
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
I never tried that, I know Caesar in a bottle is one of the dressings I have in the fridge.
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@rakski (53303)
• Philippines
29 Jun
yes, sometimes. I wan to try more salads the next coming days
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
I have been meaning to make a waldorf salad, but I never seem to get around to it. maybe tomorrow I will put it on the agenda.
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@rakski (53303)
• Philippines
29 Jun
@snowy22315 I feel you, I tried it before with no success
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
@rakski Oh they are easy to make. I probably won't be too busy tomorrow. I could make it for lunch.
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@JudyEv (213519)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
I'm afraid we buy ours in a bottle but I'm sure there will be a lot of people who make their own.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
30 Jun
Bottle is def.not convenjent.
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@JudyEv (213519)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@snowy22315 I don't understand why you say it's not convenient. Am I missing something?
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@JimBo452020 (15850)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
Nah Snowy, just buy it in bottle, its easier and I aint really a salad eater anyway. We call it Rabbit food. I believe homemade would be healthier and cheaper.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
Yes, in most cases you would be right. I do occasionally indulge in rabbit food..lol.
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@JimBo452020 (15850)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
@snowy22315 I do try and avoid it, except when I have a Pizza or Burger
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@thelme55 (45494)
• Germany
29 Jun
Yes, I make my own salad dressing. Just olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs like parsley, chives or basil. Mixed them together and so I have my salad dressing.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
That sounds pretty good. I might do that sometime.
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@thelme55 (45494)
• Germany
29 Jun
@snowy22315 Thank you. Yes, you can try that. I forgot that I add honey in this dressing.
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• Agra, India
29 Jun
I think I should start learning to make a salad for myself
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
I make salads but generally as a side dish, sometimes as a main meal.
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• Agra, India
30 Jun
@snowy22315 actually I'm not at all a fan of salads.
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@DianneN (175739)
• United States
29 Jun
I don't use salad dressings at home. When we go out, I like blue cheese dressings.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
Yes, blue cheese is the best. I might try to make that at home sometime. I bet it is awesome.
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@DianneN (175739)
• United States
29 Jun
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@CarolDM (82192)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
I have made my own before but usually just buy them.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
Some people have like a house dressing they make at home and put on all their salads.
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@NJChicaa (85779)
• United States
29 Jun
I make all sorts of dressings: viniagrettes, bleu cheese, Caesar, BBQ ranch, etc. So easy to do.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
By a your bleu cheese recipies? What is your bleu cheese recipe?
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@Adie04 (5455)
29 Jun
Usually, a type of dressing that I know is only Mayonnaise. And thousand island.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
30 Jun
That is a common one.
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• India
29 Jun
Yes these can be made at home with very little money but am yet to try
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
Well, I don't usually do it either. I have made tartar sauce at home though..and maybe adressing suggested by a recipe.
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@Dena91 (7342)
• United States
29 Jun
Mike likes Thousand Island so I started making it myself. Just mayo, ketchup and sweet relish. Doesn't get much easier than that. We have a couple store bought bottles we got on sale/coupon. I don't like vinagrette's at all.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
Yeah, that is an old recipe. I have done that before too, but not lately. Thanks for sharing.
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@maezee (40624)
• United States
29 Jun
I don’t frequently because I am lazy BUT a couple weeks ago I made a southwestern creamy one. It was Greek yogurt, garlic cloves, cilantro, and a little like juice blended or food processed together. Was good!
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
That sounds good. What did you have it on? Just salad?
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@sharon6345 (239731)
• United States
29 Jun
I don't make them since what I buy at the Dollar tree and Aldi are just perfect for me.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
I am going to try making my own, and not so much of the commercial stuff. I know a place where you can get dressings for .88..but that cheap stuff is no doubt loaded with salt.
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@m_audrey6788 (31746)
• Germany
29 Jun
Yes. Sometimes when I only want a simple dressing like apple cider vinegar and olive oil
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
That is your basic vinagarette I guess. or you could swap balsamic vinegar in there.
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• Germany
29 Jun
@snowy22315 I don`t know balsamic vinegar
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
29 Jun
@m_audrey6788 I am sure they must sell it there. It goes good with strawberries, and other kinds of fruits..or in a vinegar and oil.
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@vilma143 (2417)
• Dipolog, Philippines
30 Jun
I am not a big fan too.
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@snowy22315 (93214)
• United States
30 Jun
Gotcha!
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@Corbin5 (192874)
• United States
29 Jun
My mom always made her own salad dressing but I usually choose a low-calorie vinaigrette from the store rather than making it.
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