Munching on a freshly tossed salad feels divine when you’re all geared up for eating healthy. However you are bound to take a bite and stop at that. Since most of us prefer some peppery or a slight spicy flavor, you may end up screwing your nose at the sight of a plain salad that tastes equally bland and boring. Use these flavorsome and appetizing salad dressings to add some punch to your vegetable and meat salads.
Easy Salad Dressing Recipes – Make them at home
Simple Curd Dressing (a commonly used Indian salad dressing)
Hung curd – 3 tsp
Cumin – coriander powder – ¼ tsp
Red chilly powder – a little bit
Sugar – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Blend these ingredients well. This dressing is great for sprouts (moong or bean) that have been steamed lightly. If you want it low fat and less creamy, use buttermilk instead.
Carrot – Mayo Dressing
Diced and blanched carrots – ¼ cup
Mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons
Black pepper powder (a little)
Salt to taste.
Chopped Dill leaves (Shepu in Marathi) or chopped Dhania – ½ teaspoon
Blend all the ingredients except for the dill or dhania leaves, to get a smooth consistency. Sprinkle chopped dill or coriander on top and mix well. This dressing is ideal for crunchy leafy greens like spinach and lettuce.
Olive Oil Dressing
Finely chopped garlic – 1 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp
Black pepper powder – a little bit
Vinegar – 2 tsp
Mix these ingredients well and pour into a glass or plastic jar. Add your salad to the jar. Shake well and you’re done.
Tomato – Cream Cheese Dressing
Cream cheese – 3 tablespoons
Tomato puree – 1 tsp
Red chilly flakes or powder – ¼ spoon.
Salt to taste
Mix well. Use this dressing for salads with baby corn.
Spicy Mustard Dressing
Mustard sauce – 2 to 4 tablespoons
Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Mix all these ingredients well in a bowl. Add your salad to the bowl and mix well.
Use these recipes to toss up some appetizing salads.