HAZELNUT VINAIGRETTE

HAZELNUT VINAIGRETTE A simple, light, hazelnut oil and Balsamic vinegar dressing with a touch of mustard! Serve over butter (Boston) lettuce, alfalfa sprouts and thinly sliced sweet onion! Use a flavorful oil: G. Viver an import from France is the best I’ve tried. Makes 5 servings 1/3 c. hazelnut oil 2 T. balsamic vinegar 1 t. … Continue reading HAZELNUT VINAIGRETTE

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CREAMY RED PEPPER DRESSING

CREAMY RED PEPPER DRESSING Serve over Italian salads with romaine lettuce, escarole, artichoke hearts, black olives, capers, sliced onion and tomatoes. Makes 1-1/3 cups 1/2 c. corn oil 1/3 c. diced sweet red roasted peppers 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar 1 t. dried basil 1/4 t. garlic powder 1/2 c. nondairy liquid creamer 1/8 t. salt … Continue reading CREAMY RED PEPPER DRESSING

CREAMY PINK FENNEL DRESSING

CREAMY PINK FENNEL DRESSING A thick, creamy elegance of sweet tomato, garlic and fennel. This dressing works well over all types of greens! Makes 1-3/4 cups 2/3 c. corn oil 1/4 c. white vinegar 1/4 c. tomato paste 1/2 c. nondairy liquid creamer 1&1/2 T. white sugar 1 T. light brown sugar 1 t. ground … Continue reading CREAMY PINK FENNEL DRESSING

CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING This is an all purpose house dressing! Serve over any salad. If it sets for a while, it will separate. To keep creamy, re-blend just before serving! Makes 3/4 cup 1/4 c. plus 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. corn oil 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 2 sm. garlic cloves, … Continue reading CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

CREAMY AVOCADO SALAD DRESSING

CREAMY AVOCADO SALAD DRESSING Serve this creamy dressing over torn romaine lettuce, diced tomato, sliced cucumber and rings of sweet onion, then sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Makes 1-1/2 cups 1 ripe Hass avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed 1/4 c. corn oil 1/8 c. white vinegar 1/8 c. fresh lime juice 1-1/2 t. mild curry … Continue reading CREAMY AVOCADO SALAD DRESSING

WHITE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

WHITE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE with pine nuts and prunes. Use over greens, cabbage or as a dressing for bean salad. Heavenly! Sweet, tart and buttery! Makes 1-1/3 cups 2/3 c. white Balsamic vinegar 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil 3 T. pine nuts 3 dried plums (prunes), cut into pieces 1/4 c. powdered sugar 1/4 c. … Continue reading WHITE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE Grand Marnier, fresh juice or orange, fresh basil and a touch of mustard highlights this vinaigrette! Serve over butter (Boston) lettuce, sliced mushrooms, thinly sliced sweet onion, and drained mandarin orange segments! Makes about 1/2 cup 1/3 c. plus 1 T. corn oil 1 T. Grand Marnier (or to taste) 2 T. … Continue reading SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

SWEET CURRY VINAIGRETTE

SWEET CURRY VINAIGRETTE Use any type of lettuce, except iceberg/head with this dressing. I often serve mixed greens tossed with rings of sweet onion and fresh grapefruit segments! Serves 6 1/4 c. plus 1/8 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/8 c. white wine vinegar 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped 1/4-1/2 t. mild curry powder … Continue reading SWEET CURRY VINAIGRETTE

SHERRY VINAIGRETTE

SHERRY VINAIGRETTE An olive oil, white wine tarragon vinegar and Sherry salad dressing! Drizzle over slices of chilled baked potato (unpeeled), asparagus spears, tomato wedges and ringlets of sweet onion arranged decoratively on individual salad plates. This dressing highlights the potato and asparagus by enhancing their earthy qualities! Makes enough dressing for 4 individual salad plates … Continue reading SHERRY VINAIGRETTE

RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE

RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE A quick, easy palate pleaser! Please don’t omit the onion powder; it’s what makes this dressing special. I serve this dressing over only lettuce, and only the best! Makes 4-6 servings 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 T. raspberry vinegar 1/4 t. dry mustard 1/4 t. onion powder salt and pepper to taste … Continue reading RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE

PEANUT AND PEACH CATALINA SALAD DRESSING

PEANUT AND PEACH CATALINA SALAD DRESSING with a hint of cinnamon! Peanut butter isn’t just for sandwiches anymore! Makes 4-1/2 cups 15 oz. can sliced peaches, with liquid 16 oz. bottle fat-free Catalina Salad Dressing 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/4 c. light brown sugar 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. … Continue reading PEANUT AND PEACH CATALINA SALAD DRESSING

CREAMY CASHEW AND CILANTRO SALAD DRESSING

CREAMY CASHEW AND CILANTRO SALAD DRESSING A thick, creamy light green salad dressing designed for people on acid-free diets (no vinegar or lemon). Flavored with fresh cilantro! Makes 1-1/4 cups 1/2 c. corn oil 1/4 c. whole salted cashews 1/4 c. water 1/4 c. frozen petite peas 1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves salt to taste … Continue reading CREAMY CASHEW AND CILANTRO SALAD DRESSING

SALT-FREE CAESAR DRESSING

SALT-FREE CAESAR DRESSING A Sweet, creamy pine nut dressing for those on salt-free diets! Makes 1-1/3 cups 2/3 c. plus 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/3 c. white vinegar 1/4 c. water 1/4 c. plus 2 t. pine (pignoli) nuts 1 T. sugar 1/2 t. garlic powder 1/4 t. black pepper fresh lemon juice … Continue reading SALT-FREE CAESAR DRESSING

GRANNY SMITH APPLE, VINEGAR-FREE DRESSING

GRANNY SMITH APPLE, VINEGAR-FREE DRESSING A light, creamy and elegant green apple dressing! Makes 1-7/8 cups juice of 1 large lemon 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. nondairy liquid creamer 1/4 t. salt plus to taste Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend on … Continue reading GRANNY SMITH APPLE, VINEGAR-FREE DRESSING

BASIC DRESSING FOR BEAN SALADS

BASIC DRESSING FOR BEAN SALADS Sweet and sour fresh lime and garlic vinaigrette for bean salads! Makes 1-1/8 cups 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar 1/4 c. white vinegar 1/8 c. juice of fresh lime 2 garlic cloves, peeled and grated 2 T. sugar couple shakes black pepper salt to taste … Continue reading BASIC DRESSING FOR BEAN SALADS

SYB’S COLESLAW

SYB’S COLESLAW Thin strands of green cabbage sprinkled with celery seed and drizzled with a heated sweet and sour sesame dressing! Makes 6 servings 1 lb. green cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced, chilled pinch of celery seed dash salt 1/4 c. sesame oil (light not dark) 3 T. white vinegar 1 T. soy sauce … Continue reading SYB’S COLESLAW

DRESSING FOR PASTA SALAD

 DRESSING FOR PASTA SALAD This is a basic pasta salad dressing that will soon become a favorite! Although a salad suggestion is given below, use any pasta and any ingredients that you like. This dressing could also be used for potato salad when wanting a creamy sweet and sour oil and vinegar based dressing. Makes … Continue reading DRESSING FOR PASTA SALAD

SWEET BASIL DRESSING FOR MACARONI SALAD

SWEET BASIL DRESSING FOR MACARONI SALAD A light, refreshing, tangy dressing using fresh sweet basil! Makes enough to dress 3 cups dried macaroni plus your favorite additional ingredients. 1/2 c. olive oil 1/4 c. white vinegar 1/4 c. prepared yellow mustard 1 rounded T. ketchup 1/2 c. nondairy liquid creamy 2 T. sugar 20 fresh … Continue reading SWEET BASIL DRESSING FOR MACARONI SALAD

BASIC TROPICAL FRUIT DRESSING

BASIC TROPICAL FRUIT DRESSING A tantalizing combination of curry, ginger, maple, lemon and Cream Sherry wine with a touch of black pepper! WOW! Makes about 3/4 cup or enough to dress 12 servings of fruit 1/4 c. real maple syrup, Grade A amber 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice 2 T. peanut oil 4 t. Cream … Continue reading BASIC TROPICAL FRUIT DRESSING

SUN-DRIED TOMATO DRESSING

SUN-DRIED TOMATO DRESSING A delicious sun-dried tomato vinaigrette with garlic and basil. Serve over butter lettuce as a salad, or drizzle over sliced avocado as an appetizer! Makes 1 cup  3/4 c. olive oil 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar 1 T. fresh squeezed juice of lemon 6 marinated sun-dried tomatoes, diced into 3/16th inch squares 2 … Continue reading SUN-DRIED TOMATO DRESSING

SUN-DRIED TOMATO CANAPES

SUN-DRIED TOMATO CANAPES Succulent home-marinated sun-dried tomatoes served atop tender/crisp rounds of French baguette brushed with olive oil and garlic, then topped with capers, Kalamata olives and cornichon pickles. Sprinkled with freshly chopped Italian/flat leaf parsley! Makes 24 1 oz. sun-dried tomatoes (non-marinated) 3 c. warm water 1 T. Balsamic vinegar extra virgin olive oil 1 … Continue reading SUN-DRIED TOMATO CANAPES

CHOCOLATE SAFFRON FRENCH DRESSING

CHOCOLATE SAFFRON FRENCH DRESSING Strange dressing fellows indeed, but you have to taste it to believe it. Exciting to say the least! This dressing is for the adventurous among you! Makes 3 cups 1 cup French bottled dressing, dark (there a two types of bottled French dressing: dark amber and light orange, depending upon what … Continue reading CHOCOLATE SAFFRON FRENCH DRESSING