Dressing Recipes

5-Minute Poppy Seed Dressing

A creamy homemade poppy seed dressing made with four simple on-hand ingredients.

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup honey granules (or sugar)
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
2 tsp poppy seed

Whip the ingredients in a blender; refrigerate.

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Almond Joy Butter

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2 cups coconut, shredded or flaked
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (or 1/4 cup of chocolate chips for a sweet spread)
  1. Place almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted and fragrant; cool.
  2. In the meantime, place the coconut in a food processor and process until it turns moist, scraping down sides as needed(about 8 minutes). Scoop into a dish and set aside.
  3. Place cooled almonds in the food processor and process until it turns into butter, scraping down the sides as needed (about 8-10 minutes). Add the coconut, salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder and process till smooth. Palce in a glass jar and store at room temperature so it does not solidify. However, if storing more than 2 weeks, store in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before using.

adapted from www.minimalistbaker.com

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Blender Mayonnaise

Place the following ingredients inside blender:

  • 2/3 C safflower oil
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 eggs

Blend a few seconds,  then gradually pour in

  • 1 1/3 C safflower oil, through opening in blender lid (smooth, steady stream) and continue mixing until thick and smooth.

I doubled this recipe already.  (It was slightly adapted from the Bosch Universal Mixer Instruction Booklet)

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Blueberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 6 T olive oil

In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

  • 1/2 C dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 T dried parsley, crushed
  • 1 t dried dill weed
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t dried minced onion
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t paprika

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and process on high speed until well blended and powdery smooth.

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Feta Dressing

This recipe is for those of you who want to know exactly how much of everything I happen to dump into the jar. 🙂

  • 2 oz. feta cheese, chunked (2/3 cup)
  • 3/16 t. garlic powder
  • 3/16 t. parsley
  • 1/8 t. basil
  • a dash of salt, cumin, and ground mustard
  • 1 cup olive oil

Combine in a jar.

It’s best chilled, but let it sit at room temperature for a little while before serving.


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Greek Salad

Greek Salad


  • 1 or 2 heads romaine lettuce–rinsed, dried and chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped (I used orange)
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 5 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved

Combine salad ingredients in a bowl, adjusting ammounts as desired.

Salad Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp Dijon-style mustard

Mix (or shake) all ingredients together in a jar or sealed caraffe. Pour over salad. Store in fridge.

recipes from All Recipes–the salad, the dressing

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Honey Mustard Dressing

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 T mustard
1 T honey
1/2 T lemon juice

Whisk all ingredients and chill.

from allrecipes.com

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup mustard (Dijon or other)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
dash of black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well-mixed. Or, place ingredients into dressing bottle/jar, seal with a tight-fitting lid, and shake to combine. Serve with your favorite lettuce greens, or use as a dipping sauce for chicken.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

From www.tammysrecipes.com

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Italian Dressing Mix

Italian Dressing Mix:

  • 2 Tbs dried oregano
  • 2 Tbs salt
  • 1 Tbs dried parsley
  • 1 Tbs garlic salt
  • 1 Tbs onion powder
  • 1 Tbs white sugar (or sucanat w/honey)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt

Mix the spices together and store in a tightly sealed container.

Italian Dressing:

Combine 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, 2 Tbs water, and 2 Tbs of the dry mix in a carafe or sealable jar. Shake to combine.

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