3 DIY Salad Dressings

Serves 4

5 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on January 22, 2016 , categorized in Dinner, Lunch

Salad Dressing Recipes

Making your dressing instead of buying it in a bottle doesn’t have to be a hefty to-do on your never ending list. Just shake or blend ingredients you’ll likely be able to find in your pantry, and then pour over your favorite salad.

For a creamy dressing, you can fast soak cashews in hot water for 20 minutes to soften them up for blending in any blender. The Classic Vinaigrette and Sweet and Tangy Dressing will keep for 10 days in your fridge; the Creamy Blended Dressing for 5. Comment below on your favorite salad dressing recipes!

Ingredients

  • Classic Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cups olive oil
  • Optional: 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • Sweet and Tangy Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup vinegar or citrus juice (lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange juice)
  • 3/4 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
  • Additions (as desired): shallots, herbs, Dijon mustard, garlic
  • Creamy Blended Dressing:
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked and drained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2-4 Tbsp vinegar or citrus juice (lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange juice)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Additions (as desired): shallots, herbs, Dijon mustard, garlic

Preparation

  1. Classic Vinaigrette or Sweet and Tangy Dressing: Shake well.

  2. Creamy Blended Dressing: Blend until smooth.

  3. Enjoy over your favorite salad ingredients!

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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