Herbed Red Wine Vinaigrette

One of my go-to salad dressing recipes is this herbed vinaigrette recipe. It is simple, but something everyone likes. It also goes with many different salads, so get inspired and feel free to experiment! The best part of this recipe is that you probably already have all of the necessary ingredients at home. Herbed Red Wine Vinaigrette Ingredients ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp dijon mustard ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried […]

Citrus Southwestern Salad Dressing

The other day I was trying to put together a salad dressing that my husband would LOVE. He definitely loves creamy dressing, versus a vinaigrette, so I knew I needed something that would pair perfectly with crunchy Romain lettuce. He also loves things with a some spice/kick, which this dressing has! Citrus Southwestern Salad Dressing Ingredients 1 cup mayo 1 cup buttermilk Few dashes of hot sauce 1/2 bunch cilantro 2 scallions, chopped Zest of 1 orange 2 garlic cloves […]

Thai Kale Salad

A few years ago I was sitting in a Thai restaurant and decided to try one of the salads on the menu. I found the tangy peanut dressing to be amazing, and wanted to see how it fit with a chopped kale salad. This Thai kale salad is now one of my favorite salads. The crunchy carrots and shredded red cabbage pair nicely with the chopped kale and Thai peanut dressing. Thai Kale Salad Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chopped kale […]

Fennel Salad with Tahini, Garlic, Paprika Dressing

Fennel is… strange. The middle of it looks like celery, the top of it (the “fronds”) look like Muppet hair, and the bottom like… fennel. And the whole thing tastes like licorice. And then there are fennel seeds, which also sort of taste like licorice, or maybe like anise? And where do the seeds come from? Anyway, put aside your fennel confusion, because it turns out that chopped fennel makes a tasty, crunchy, vaguely licorice-y salad, especially when dressed in […]

Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing

  Sometimes the simplest salad dressings are the best. This recipe blends balsamic, olive oil, honey and a handful of almonds into a light and delicious dressing you’ll be pouring over every salad. It’ll become your reason to have salad! Honey Balsamic Almond Dressing Recipe Ingredients 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. honey 12 almonds Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend thoroughly. Add some chicken, quinoa or tofu and dig in!  

Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Dressing

  Sun-dried tomato! Just mentioning it makes you feel healthy and closer to nature. Tomatoes? Dried by the sun? Count me in! So why not blend this delicious natural treat into a tasty salad dressing that complements its own natural flavors? This simple sun-dried tomato salad dressing is unique, rich, and with help from the Magic Bullet, incredibly easy to make! Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Dressing Ingredients 1/3 Cup Packed Sun-dried Tomatoes 1 Cup Water 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder 1 1/2 […]

Fish Sauce Vinaigrette with Pearled Barley Salad

What is it with grain salads? For decades, we didn’t know they existed, and now they’re everywhere. Here’s a hint: they’re delicious. In this one, I tried out a new grain: pearled barley. It’s sort of like farro, but a little less nutty and a little more… barley-ey? It’s great for a weeknight, since it boils up to al dente in fifteen minutes. This fish sauce vinaigrette, adapted from The Kitchn, pulls everything together nicely with tart, umami, and salty notes. Although fish […]

Poppy Seed Dressing

So, let’s talk salad dressing. You can buy it and it’s easy and it’s good. But is it good? Well, I often find that I do not want to eat salad when it’s made with store-bought dressing. But when I make my own salad dressing, sometimes I do want to eat salad. Correlation? Causation? Who’s to say? In any event, here’s a great new salad dressing that was really different from anything I’d ever made before. It uses poppy seeds, […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Are you guys excited that it’s pumpkin season? I love seeing pumpkins in grocery stores right now, because they make me dream of all of the delicious recipes I can make with them! One of my favorite Fall salads is this roasted butternut squash salad. I use my Magic Bullet to quickly mix up a sweet honey balsamic dressing and toss it together with some spinach, pecans and pumpkin seeds, while my chopped butternut squash is roasting in the oven. […]

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

A few years ago, I went through this thing where I was eating Chinese chicken salad pretty much every day for a month. It was right after I tried my very first Chinese chicken salad and, I guess you could say I became a little obsessed. What truly makes a Chinese chicken salad superb is the dressing. Minced fresh ginger is one of the essential ingredients in this great-tasting dressing. I like to make a big portion of the dressing and keep […]