Top 5 salad dressing

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Recently I have noticed my inclination to give in to recipe requests from my Instafam. It is, to be honest, gratifying. My last post was also a request for a no-bake cheesecake. I am glad people request it; it keeps me focused and keen to add value consistently. With summer still on, here are my top five salad dressings that can level up your salads. I love adding citrus juice instead of vinegar, which adds flavor to the dressing. Fresh herbs like dill, parsley, basil, etc., are a great add on too. I prefer yogurt, mayo, tahini, and peanut butter for the ones with a relatively creamy base. Here are five of my favorites, and you can add your twist as per your preference and availability of ingredients.

Za’atar dressing

Photo of Potato Egg Salad with Zaatar Dressing
Photo of potato eggs salad with za’atar dressing

Ingredients

  • Olive oil 4tbsp
  • Za’atar 1 tbsp
  • Honey 1 tsp
  • Garlic 3 medium
  • Chili flakes 1tsp
  • Lemon juice 2tbsp
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

Heat oil in a pan and let the garlic sizzle.Add chili flakes and pour it into a glass bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients in the dressing and mix well.

Click on the link below for the detailed recipe ;

Potato Egg Salad with Zaatar Dressing

Parsley garlic dressing

Photo of tomato mozzarella salad with parsley dressing

Ingredients

  • Parsley 1/2 cup
  • Garlic 1
  • Olive oil 100 ml
  • Lemon juice 1tbsp
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Method :

Pulse the parsley, garlic and add the olive oil. Add the lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper and whisk.

You don’t need a paste, just a medley of ingredients.

Click on the link below for the detailed recipe.

Tomato mozzarella salad with parsley dressing

Peanut sauce :

Photo of Asian noodle salad with peanut sauce

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter 1 tsp
  • Thai red curry paste ½ tsp
  • Garlic 2-3
  • Soy Sauce 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crushed roasted peanuts 2 tbsp

Method

Heat a little oil in a pan and add the garlic.

When the garlic starts to sizzle, add the Thai curry paste.

Once fragrant, turn off the heat and add the peanut butter. Pour in the soy sauce, some water, and seasonings.

Use a whisk to combine the ingredients and make a smooth sauce. At the time of serving, toss everything together. 

Click on the link below for the detailed recipe.

Asian noodle salad with peanut sauce

Grapefruit honey basil dressing

photo of raspberry pear and kale salad with grapefruit dressing

Ingredients

  • Grapefruit 1 (juice)
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Honey 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Place all the ingredients in the dressing in a blender and give it a wiz just a couple of times.

Drizzle the dressing just before serving. Enjoy

Click on the link below for the detailed recipe.

Raspberry pear and kale salad with grapefruit dressing 

Tahini dressing :

Photo of sumac roasted brussels sprouts with tahini dressing

Ingredients

  • Tahini 60 ml
  • Water 50-60ml
  • Honey 15 ml
  • Lemon juice 15 ml
  • Lemon zest of 1/2 a lemon

Method:

In a bowl place all the ingredients for the dressing and use a whisk to mix everything gently till well combined. Drizzle over the salad.

Click on the link below for the detailed recipe 

Sumac roasted brussels sprouts with tahini dressing

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