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May 5, 2011 04:52 PM

I need a new salad dressing option!

My salad dressing of choice couldn't be less uninspired: balsamic vinegar. Does anyone have a favorite recipe?

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      1. simple vinaigrette: minced shallots, dijon, fresh lemon juice, s&p, olive oil.
        add a splash of pomegranate syrup to that for another taste.
        rice wine vinegar, sesame oil (just a couple drops) s&p, splash of sriracha, oil

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        1. re: mariacarmen

          I was just thinking about a sriracha vinaigrette. How funny! Thanks to all.

          1. re: mariacarmen

            or vinaigrette with heavy cream instead or for part of olive oil; add GARLIC for me and parsley and can be other herbs; add blue cheese, feta, or parmesan; add avocado and/or tomato.

            1. re: mariacarmen

              Beautiful, the pomengranate took me for a spin.

            2. Have you thought about thinning out hummus with some lemon juice and/or oil? I've never used a recipe for it, just sort of scooped a blob of hummus into a bowl and added enough liquid to make it pourable. It's really good! I also like to use toppings like cottage cheese, guacamole, or salsa that make their own dressing around the salad, depending on the contents of the salad.

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              1. re: pegathaismyname

                that hummus idea sounds great. and yeah, I've used salsa as dressing too.

                1. re: pegathaismyname

                  That's a really good idea. I've never thought of hummus, but I have before thinned out pesto to make a dressing for a type of Caprese salad.

                2. A Mandarin Chicken Salad with a "Peanut" flavored dressing that contains no peanut products.


                  Mandarin "Peanut" Dressing:
                  1 cup mayonnaise
                  1 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
                  1 1/2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
                  3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
                  2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
                  1 teaspoon soy sauce

                  Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well. Makes 1 1/2 cups.