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Dress It Up Recipes

January 15, 2014

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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

Basic Vinaigrette

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.

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