Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Traditionally four parts oil to one part vinegar, vinaigrette salad dressings take little effort to make. From balsamic to raspberry to sherry-shallot, these easy vinaigrette salad dressings add a splash of flavor to any bed of greens.

Papaya Seed Vinaigrette

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Toss this light homemade dressing with any combination of greens, avocado, cucumber, and sweet peppers.

Total: 15 mins

Pesto Vinaigrette

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This quick-and-easy vinaigrette makes a summer-fresh dressing for any green salad and adds super flavor to a plate of sliced tomatoes sprinkled with green onions and feta cheese.

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

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It's easier than you think to make your own dressing. Get creative with any of the variations on the basic herb vinaigrette.

Total: 10 mins

Mandarin-Berry Salad

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This Asian-inspired side salad goes well with chicken or fish.

Total: 30 mins

Asian-Style Vinaigrette

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Toss this light soy-ginger dressing with a bag of slaw mix and roasted peanuts for a nutritious side dish on stir-fry night. The recipe uses canola oil and sesame oil, which are both good choices as part of a balanced diet.

Cherry Vinaigrette

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This tangy, thick, cherry-colored dressing tastes great on most any tossed salads. It's nice on fresh fruit, too.

Total: 25 mins

Marigold Vinaigrette

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Signet marigold petals combined with oil and vinegar drizzled over crisp lettuce makes a delightful, elegant summer salad.

How to Make Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a no-brainer for potlucks or other occasions when you're asked to bring a course or side dish. It's simple to make, easy to transport, and can be prepared ahead of time. And since pasta salad lends itself so easily to ingredient substitutions or additions, creating a "signature" salad is a breeze.

Olive Oil-Tomato Vinaigrette

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This tomato-rich vinaigrette recipe can be refrigerated up to three days. It's the perfect dressing for a Spinach-Ravioli Salad.

Chopped Salmon Salad

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Total: 35 mins

How to Make Salad Dressing

Bottled dressing won't be in the picture again when you learn the basic techniques behind how to make salad dressing. It's easy--just remember a few simple tricks.

No-Fuss Blue Cheese and Pear Salad with Apricot Nectar Dressing

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This salad brims with big chunks of pears and blue cheese. Its bold flavors pair well with beef or chicken.

Mesclun with Pears and Blue Cheese

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Pears, blue cheese, and leafy greens tossed with a simple pear nectar, oil, and vinegar dressing makes an elegant side dish accompaniment to any entree.

Total: 25 mins

Summer Vegetables and Herb Dressing

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This colorful vegetable platter makes the perfect side dish for your next dinner party. Don't forget to pass with herb dressing.

Total: 40 mins

Cherry-Greens Salad

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Stilton is a blue cheese that is made in England. Other blue cheese will also work in this salad recipe, including Italian Gorgonzola, French Roquefort, and American blue cheese.

Total: 30 mins

Garlic Asiago Salad

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This quick-fix, fresh romaine lettuce salad is ready to serve with dinner in 20 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Beef Salad with Potato Crisps

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Drizzle chutney vinaigrette on this savory combination of mixed greens, beef strips, homemade potato chips, and vegetables. Pack it, well-chilled, to tote for a romantic lunch for two.

Total: 45 mins
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