Tag Archives: Salad Dressing

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

Have the winter doldrums set in yet? It has for me in the frozen northland. This time of year is when I start craving healthier food like salads with bright dressings, like Lemon Tahini Dressing.

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing
Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing
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Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad: If you're from the South you might know this and if not, it's not as crazy as it sounds but it is crazy good!

My sister told me about Cornbread Salad. I mean, really, if she hadn’t raved, I never would have made it. I think she MADE me make it and report back, lol! I fell in love with it. Hard. Strange ingredients, but it’s like a miracle. The miracle of Cornbread Salad.

Cornbread Salad
Cornbread Salad: Talk about AWESOME deliciousness!

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Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon

fruited chicken salad with honey dijon by the frugal hausfrau

Way back when, my sister and I were discussing what should be on the menu for a family get together and we got down to the salad dressing. “Honey Dijon?” I asked. It was kind of a new thing then. “No one likes that,” she said. But I didn’t say, “I do, I do!” And goodness help me, I do.  Home-made at least. Don’t tell my sis!

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Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

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Salad Dressings

Sauces for salads are often called “dressings”. The concept of salad dressing varies across cultures. In Western culture, there are two basic types of salad dressing: Vinaigrette or Creamy dressings. Wikipedia

























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Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette from the famed Magnolia Grill. Perfect for summer or fall (or anytime!) Easy, too.

I’ve never eaten at the famed Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. I heard of it only through recipes that had popped up in food magazines here and there. That’s where I got the recipe, years ago, for Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette.

Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing
Magnolia Grill’s Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

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Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Five minute fresh & healthy dressing that can go on almost anything!

I think I talked last week about being a little obsessed about my spice mixes & concoctions – If you’re a follower, you probably already know I’m just as obsessive about my salad dressings! Today I’m obsessive about this Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing in particular.

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing
Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Vaguely Vietnamese Slaw

Vaguely Vietnamese Slaw: All the flavors you imagine might be with ingredients you can pick up anywhere. It's addictive.

I’ve kind of fallen in love with this recipe, which is just a component in a meal to come. So I guess it’s a “teaser” recipe. Bright and crunchy with a Vietnamese “flair” this is a marvelous slaw to serve with all kinds of things.

Vaguely Vietnamese Slaw
Vaguely Vietnamese Slaw

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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette - so good you'll want to make this all the time.

Do you make your own dressings? They’re one thing that I love to whip up at home. And one of my favorite dressings is a good Balsamic Vinaigrette. This one’s very simple, the kind of dressing that can be tossed together as an afterthought.

Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

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California Steak Salad with Sweet/Spicy Asian Vinaigrette

I don’t know why this Steak Salad is called “California” Steak salad, but I bet those “California cows” aren’t too happy about that turn of events! I think it’s because of the avocado. Regardless of how happy this particular cow was, this salad is delish!

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