Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
This dressing is still rich and yummy when you make it with non-fat dairy products and low-fat mayonnaise. Try this recipe! It’s a perfect match for iceberg lettuce or as a dip for Buffalo wings.
Yields: 1 ¼ cups
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/3 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup non-fat buttermilk, or non-fat milk
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar, or white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, (1 ounce)
Method of Preparation: Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, buttermilk (or milk), vinegar, salt, pepper and mustard in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the cheese and stir, mash it with a spoon until the cheese is incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Also, stir before using.
Creamy Italian Dressing
Who doesn’t love Italian dressings? This dressing is perfect with any tossed salad. Goes well with almost anything.
Yields: 1 cup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 packet Italian salad dressing mix
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Method of Preparation: In a large-sized bowl, whisk oil, water, vinegar and salad dressing mix. Then add the remaining ingredients and whisk thoroughly until combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Creamy Tapenade Salad Dressing
Love Tapenade? This is the perfect dressing for you to try! This thick and delicious dressing is great to go with roasted baby bliss potatoes and green salads.
Yields: about 1 ¼ cups
10 kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of the brine from kalamata olive jar
1 medium, ripe tomato – coarse chopped
2 teaspoons of dried Italian seasoning
1/2 of a small onion – coarsely chopped
1 large garlic clove 2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 Tablespoons of Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt
Method of Preparation: Zip all in a blender or food processor until smooth. Store in a jar or can with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Creamy Pepper Dressing
This dressing tastes just the right balance between creaminess and tanginess. This is not only great on salad, but it’s also good on burgers and chicken too!
Yields: 3 cups
2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon finely minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce
Method of Preparation: In a large-sized bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well incorporated. Serve immediately or for best results, chill at least 2 hours before serving.