Classic Salad Dressings

Cilantro Mint Dressing

Cilantro-Mint-Dressing leslie cerier

This creamy dressing, made with omega-rich hemp seeds and fragrant cilantro and mint, is an excellent choice for green salads, steamed vegetables, and pasta salads. Recipe contributed by Leslie Cerier. Photo by Tracey Eller. more→

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Parsley Salad Dressing

Parsley on cutting board

Filled with vitamin-rich parsley, this herbal salad dressing is good on green salads as well as on steamed vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, and squashes. I’m not sure why so many places sell such big bunches of herbs like parsley; they’re perishability makes it hard to use them up before they start losing their freshness. This dressing, which can be made oil-free if you prefer, is a great solution. Thanks to Progressive International for the cool-looking salad dressing shaker shown in the photo below! more→

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Sesame-Ginger Salad Dressing

Sesame ginger dressing recipe

Savory and tangy, this sesame-ginger dressing is perfect for salads served with Asian-style meals. It’s also good on wilted greens and on cold noodle dishes. Thanks to Progressive International for providing the salad dressing shaker shown below. more→

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Thousand Island-Style Dressing

Thousand Island-Style Dressing RecipeThis is the first dressing that enticed my kids to try salad when they were young. It’s a good bet for young children, though it’s a pleaser for any age. It also makes a good dressing for veggie burgers and other sandwiches. more→

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Basic Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrette recipeHere’s a basic, all-purpose olive oil and vinegar dressing for salads, slaws, and marinating. Increase the proportion of vinegar if your prefer a more pungent taste. more→

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Dreamy Tahini Dressing

Keep it as is for slathering on sandwiches and burgers, or thin it out with a little water for a creamy salad dressing. Excerpted with permission from The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude©2012 by Brian Patton.  Published with permission of New World Library.  more→

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Salsa and Olive Oil Salad Dressing

This simple, basil-scented dressing of salsa and olive oil can be made in no time flat and offers an offbeat alternative for jazzing up green salads. more→

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Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Cilantro on table

Use this dressing if you are serving a salad with a Mexican meal. Alternatively, use it to marinate cucumber, cabbage, or tomatoes. Recipe by Devra Gartenstein, from Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes*, by permission of The Book Publishing Company. more→

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