What’s a quick and easy way to add more delicious flavor to a wide variety of dishes? Dressings! That’s right, they’re not just for salads anymore (although there’s nothing like a good salad dressing). Add them to your sandwiches, dip veggies in them, you name it! The best part is how creative you can get with dressings. If you need new dressing ideas, our awesome bloggers have got you covered. Check out these recipes that they shared on our Food Monster App, and also check out more amazing Blogger Tips!
1. Oil-Free Dressings
Image Source: Oil-Free Whisked Cashew Salad Dressing
Many dressings have a good amount of oil in them, which can make things difficult if you try to limit your oil intake. Don’t worry, our bloggers have the answer for you with so many delicious dressings that are oil free! Get started with this Oil-Free Whisked Cashew Salad Dressing from Marina Yanay-Triner! You’ll love this vibrant and tasty Almond Butter Turmeric Dressing from Rachael Hutchings, and you won’t be able to get enough of a take on a classic with this Greek Dressing from Helyn Dunn. If you like some variation and customization in your recipes, this recipe for Oil-Free Salad Dressing 3 Ways from Nikki and Zuzana is the answer for you!
2. Vinaigrette Dressings
Image Source: Kimchi Vinaigrette
Vinaigrettes are a classic and delicious dressing to drizzle over salad, use as a marinade, serve on sandwiches or roasted veggies – the versatility is amazing. The simplicity of a basic vinaigrette means that you can add some fun and creative flavors to change it up, like in this Kimchi Vinaigrette from Julie Park or a Blood Orange Vinaigrette Dressing from Desiree Rodriguez. For a simple and well-loved recipe that’s always a go-to, whip up Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
3. Fruity Dressings
Image Source: Sesame Citrus Dressing
Adding fruit and citrusy flavors into dressings adds a brightness and tanginess that will make your whole dish taste more vibrant and complex. Find out what we mean with this Sesame Citrus Dressing from Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD. Another citrus dressing that you won’t be able to get enough of is this Cilantro Mango Dressing from Laura Nockett! For a dressing whose bright fruity flavor comes from a source other than citrus, try Annie Oliverio‘s Oil-Free Berry-Miso Salad Dressing.
4. Creamy Dressings
Image Source: Copycat Ranch: Creamy Cucumber Herb Dressing
Creamy dressings make any dish taste slightly indulgent and comforting, and they make a great dip as well. For example, one of the most loved dips and dressings is ranch, and this Copycat Ranch: Creamy Cucumber Herb Dressing from Lindsay Clarke proves that it doesn’t need ranch. Combine some awesome flavors for a unique and tasty 6-Ingredient Tahini, Hemp Seed, and Basil Dressing from Olivia Budgen! Add a bit of a kick to make things even more interesting with Annie Oliverio‘s Spicy Chipotle Salad Dressing.
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