Are you getting tired of the same old dressings – out of the fridge door or delivered? Its time to shake up your taste buds by making these easy and delicious dressings yourself! Why would you want to do this?

ONE – You control the ingredients, no soybean oil, veg oil or any other oil you don’t want to eat! No preservatives either – or added sugar or salt

TWO – They are easy, quick-to-make and cheap! Ounce for ounce, these dressings are so much less expensive than the bottle dressings and they are so much better for you!

THREE – You can make them with the ingredients you love! Don’t like dijon mustard? Sub in yellow mustard. Want a creamy dressing? Just add a couple of tablespoons of nonfat Greek Yogurt or Avocado or Olive Oil mayo – Voila! Creamy Dressing!

They will keep in the fridge for 4 of 5 days so why not make them both and set up a salad bar? Use them as a dipper for crunch crunch veggies for an afternoon snack. Marinate a chicken breast before it goes on the grill or into the oven. Your creativity is the only limit – WooHOOOO!

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Place the ingredients in a jar and shake

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

  • 3 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TB Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the vinaigrette, add all the ingredients to a small jar and shake well.

Wine For Salad?

I’m shaking up our tastebuds with a delicious white wine today as well! Dry Riesling, (bet you like it if you try it!), from the Finger Lakes in New York state is one of my all time versatile wines for green salads with delicious zesty dressing. Look for the words Dry Riesling on the label. You’ll discover a whole new world of yummy when you try one of these wines.

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