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10 original salad dressings

Even the most ordinary salad can be turned into a real work of culinary art, adding to it just one touch. The original dressing will decorate familiar dishes with new bright accents and reveal new flavors in them.

Ginger bitterness

Ginger is a miracle root that forms the basis of many oriental dishes and sauces. To make a refined dressing, you need to chop 300 of onions and fill it with cold water - so that bitter bitterness is gone. Finely chop a few celery stalks and 30 g of ginger root, combine them with onions, soy sauce (200 ml), ketchup (50 g) and vegetable oil (300 ml). Beat all the ingredients in a blender into a homogeneous mass. Before dressing ginger sauce salad, it must be vigorously shaken. It will perfectly complement vegetable salads and give them a piquant bitterness.

Coconut Sweet

Sweet and piquant Asian notes quite successfully harmonize with various salads of domestic origin. Alternately mix in a bowl of 6 tbsp. l fat coconut milk, 1 tbsp. l fish sauce, ¼ tsp. hot chili sauce, 2 tbsp. l granulated sugar, juice and finely grated lime zest. Add to the mixture 5 tbsp. l hot water and beat thoroughly. We leave the dressing to infuse at room temperature for about an hour. Then you can safely add it to the cooked salad. Coconut sauce is best combined with fish and seafood.

Cheese nobility

Noble blue cheese is an unexpected, but very original ingredient for a bright and exquisite dressing. Skip 50 g of such cheese through a sieve and combine with 2 Art. l natural yogurt, 2 Art. l heavy cream, 1 Art. l lemon juice and mix all the ingredients to the consistency of a thick paste. Continuously stirring the mass, add 3 Art. l walnut oil, salt and pepper to taste. This interesting dressing is ideal for potato salads, as well as green salads with seeds or nuts. 

Sweet highlight

Who said raisins are not suitable for refueling? We refute this belief with an original recipe. Fill 100 with golden large raisins 50 ml of light rum and insist for 4 hours, stirring it from time to time. Then rub the raisins with the liquid in which it is soaked with the juice of one lemon, a pinch of salt and mix the ingredients into a homogeneous mass. Add 2 Art. l grape seed oil, black pepper, lemon zest and cool the sauce for an hour. This dressing is especially good in combination with baked vegetables.

Mexican passion

Is the soul asking for something bright and optimistic? Prepare an unusual Mexican dressing for your salads and other dishes. Pour 125 ml of olive oil, 60 ml of lemon juice into a blender bowl, add 2 tbsp. tablespoons chili powder, 2 tsp. ground caraway seeds, as well as a little chilled sour cream and chopped cilantro. We turn all the components into a homogeneous mass and put in it several crushed peas of pepper and salt to taste. Mexican dressing successfully complement leaf salads with corn.

Raspberry Memories

Do you miss the hot summer days? Then make a sweet raspberry sauce. Frozen berries stored in the summer or purchased in a store are quite suitable for him. Thawed raspberries (150 g) are put into a container with a sealed lid and vigorously knead them with a fork. In the resulting raspberry puree add 350 ml of white vinegar, mix thoroughly, tightly close the lid and insist 5 days in a dark place. Raspberry sauce best emphasizes the taste of seafood salads.

Refreshing yogurt

Healthy yogurt will make an equally healthy and tasty sauce. First, finely chop a few green onion feathers and put them in a mortar. Add a couple of hard-boiled egg yolks to it, a little salt to taste and grind the entire contents of the mortar into a homogeneous mass. Then we combine the resulting mass with half a glass of yogurt, the juice of half a lemon and freshly ground pepper. This dressing will revive the taste of green salads, as well as the classic combination of tomatoes and cheese.   

Cucumber cheerfulness

It would seem that a prosaic cucumber is also perfect for the role of the basis for an unusual dressing. Take medium-sized fresh cucumber, peel it of peel and seeds and rub on a coarse grater. Add to it 180 ml of sour cream, 60 ml of low-fat buttermilk, 60 ml of mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. l chopped shallots, juice of one lemon, as well as 3 tbsp. l finely chopped parsley and chives and finish the composition with a pinch of cayenne pepper. This dressing can be added to salads with lettuce and used as a dip for dipping when blanching vegetables. 

Gourmet tomato

A great alternative to boring ketchup is French tomato dressing. Combine 2 tsp in a small bowl. tomato paste, 1,5 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. chopped onions, some celery seeds and salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and season them with wine vinegar, lemon juice and freshly ground pepper. Then pour in half a glass of olive oil in a thin continuous stream, without stopping stirring. Beat the mass until a homogeneous emulsion is formed. This sweet dressing pairs well with cucumbers, radishes and romaine lettuce.

Green mayonnaise

Passionate fans of mayonnaise can make your favorite sauce even more appetizing and tasty. To do this, in a blender you need to mix half a cup of mayonnaise, 1 Art. l sour cream, a bunch of finely chopped parsley, lemon juice, zest of one lemon and 1 tsp. Sahara. Beat the ingredients into a homogeneous mass, season with black pepper and salt to taste. Thanks to these manipulations, the mayonnaise will organically decorate salads from mushrooms, legumes and seafood.

We hope that our original dressings will replenish your collection of recipes and help you create new variations of familiar dishes. And you, in turn, can share your favorite dressings and sauces.

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