Salads can be boring and flavorless without a little dressing up—such as with these recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Cookbook!
Dress It Up Recipes
¾ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
garlic clove(s), crushed or finely chopped, to taste
fresh or dried herbs (basil, dill, rosemary, and/or tarragon), to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and mustard in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add as much or as little crushed or chopped garlic as you like. Same with the herbs: Add as much or as little as you prefer. Season with salt and pepper. Shake well. Makes 1 cup.
Garlicky Yogurt Dressing
2 cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, or tarragon) or lemon juice
Combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well. Makes 2 cups.
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
¾ cup mayonnaise
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon dried minced onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon salt
dash ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well and chill for several hours. Makes 1¼ cups.