Homemade Deliciously Yummy Salad Dressings

Homemade Deliciously Yummy Salad Dressings

If you enjoy eating a salad with your dinner every night, there’s one thing that can help you and your family from getting tired of them. What is it? Variety.

Change the cheeses, the nuts, the greens, add some fruit and the one thing that can make or break your salad – the salad dressing.

Homemade salad dressings taste better!

Store brands are often watered down with, water and other cheap ingredients like corn syrup, thickeners and fillers.

Homemade Deliciously Yummy Salad Dressings

Try these exciting deliciously yummy salad dressings and you will have a whole new flavor profile.

Herbed Goat Cheese and Pear Dressing

Fresh butter leaf lettuce is topped with fresh juicy sweet pear slices, creamy avocado slices, pecans, dried fruit, tangy goat cheese crumbles all mixed and dressed with a Herbed Goat Cheese and Pear Dressing.

Sesame Ginger Dressing

A sesame ginger dressing can be purchased, but homemade is always better.

Sesame ginger dressing is easy to make and has lots of Asia of flavor.

It’s a creamy salad dressing that is made with tahini, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar.

You’ll love it poured over your leafy greens, coleslaw and Asian noodle salads.

Use your homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing with theses salads:

Basil Chickpea Miso Vinaigrette

Red Pear and French Bean Salad

Drizzle this Basil Chickpea Miso Vinaigrette over sliced tomatoes or cooked green beans.

Or toss it with this delicious Red Pear and French Bean Salad.

Apple Maple Vinaigrette

You need this Apple Maple Vinaigrette in your salad dressing arsenal.  It is the perfect combination of sweet and sour to appease all taste buds.

It’s a fast and easy dressing to make.

A few simple ingredients that will liven up any salad blend of leafy greens, fresh or dried fruit, nuts and cheese.

Like these salads:

Try these salads that don’t include leafy greens but do have a homemade dressing.

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Condiments – Sauces – and Dips – Oh My!

Condiments - Sauces - and Dips - Oh My!

Depending on what you are going to eat, no meal is complete without condiments, sauces and dips.

You could become easily over whelmed as you stroll your shopping cart down the condiments, sauces, and dips aisles of your favorite grocery store, as there are so many choices.


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Even on Pinterest, Instagram, and other social networks you can find amazing, delectable and tasty-looking condiments, sauces and dips that you can create on your own to enhance your meals.

In the United States alone, the production of marketed condiments was valued at 5.6 billion dollars (USA) in 2010 and was estimated to grow to 7 billion dollars by 2015. 

Condiments are the second largest bought specialty food with the first being cheese.

What Is A Condiment

A condiment includes a spice, herb, salt, pepper, and sauce.

The word “condiment” was coined from the Latin word condimentum, which means spice, seasoning, or sauce.

The Latin word condere, also means, to preserve, pickle, or season.

The preparation of a particular condiment is added to food to render a distinct flavor, and/or to intensify a culinary dish flavor.

The term originally described food items like pickles, tarter sauce, mustard, ketchup, or Tabasco sauce, but has shifted meaning over time.

What Are Sauces and Dips

ranch dip with vegtables, tomatoes and crusted bread

Ranch Dressing or Buttermilk Dressing Dip With Vegetables, Tomatoes and Crusted Bread

Sauces are a liquid plus some sort of thickening agent along with other flavoring ingredients served with food, usually savory dishes, to add moistness and flavor.

About Food says there are 5 Mother Sauces, and they include…

  • Béchamel Sauce
  • Velouté Sauce
  • Espagnole Sauce
  • Hollandaise Sauce
  • Classic Tomate Sauce

About Food explains that the term “mother sauce” in culinary arts, refers to any one of the five basic sauces just mentioned, which are the starting points for making various secondary sauces. They say that they are called “mother sauces,” as each sauce is like the head of its own unique family of sauces.

types of Mexican SalsasSalsa is the Italian and Spanish word for sauce, and in English speaking countries salsa usually refers to the sauces typical of Mexican cuisine, referred to as salsa picante, particularly those used as dips.

Salsas are most often prepared with a tomato-based sauce or dip which is heterogeneous or diverse in character, as it can include the addition of onions, chilies, beans, cilantro, corn, and assorted spices that are customarily piquant, ranging from mild to very hot.

Salsas can be runny or thick. Both types of salsas are also used as dipping sauces, such as platters that are prepared with corn chips, beans, sour cream, and salsa.

guacamole dip and corn chips

Guacamole With Corn Chips

Dips are a thick food item, for dipping other finger foods into.

Dips are usually dairy based, like a buttermilk based dip, or a sour cream or cream cheese based dip, as well as tomato based.

You can even mix a salsa with sour cream to form a dip.

Dips can be thick or a liquid, and they can include a spinach dip, fruit dip, like guacamole, or a pizza dip, such as a tomato sauce based dip, or a garlic sauce.

Creative Condiments – Sauces – and Dips

Add coconut to your curry sauce. This gives it a more south-east Asian flavor. Just sauté some onions, ginger, curry powder, and sugar. Add some coconut milk and allow to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

Add fresh, frozen, or peach preserves  and spices to a favorite barbecue sauce. Mix in some peach preserves, a little sriracha, and your favorite barbecue sauce, and turn some yum into a wow in an instant.

You can create a great slider sauce or marinade for grilling meats by using Dijon mustard, key lime juice, Himalayan salt and pepper.

Here is a list of some great Condiments – Sauces – and Dips you can find on this website:

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