Homemade Salad Dressings for the Holidays and After
A crisp, well-adorned salad is a wonderful accompaniment to the rich holiday dishes that grace our tables this time of year, and can become as much a tradition as the turkey or cranberry sauce. Highlight your greens with a beautiful Vitamix dressing, created by our corporate chef, Bev Shaffer, to make this course a memorable one.
The Greek Style Vinaigrette
,with its tangy feta, fresh basil, and olives, complements salads that feature greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, or olives.
Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette
adds a tart and tangy note with intriguing cheese overtones. It’s delicious over a bed of greens and veggies, or pasta salad topped with tomatoes, diced Mozzarella, and fresh basil.
For a salad featuring fruit or nuts, Creamy Raspberry Dressing
showcases Greek yogurt and fresh raspberries.
, perfect for a spinach, almond, and strawberry salad, blends citrus, fresh herbs, and strawberries for a flavor so lively, you’ll never miss the oil.
Sweet and hot mingle to perfection in the Spicy Honey Vinaigrette
, making it stand out on salads, as well as grilled meats and vegetables. Blended Asian notes of Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, and fresh ginger root make it delicious on stir-fry for a simple, post-holiday meal.
Take your salad in a Southwestern direction with tart and smoky Maple Chipotle Vinaigrette
. It’s delicious not only for a holiday meal, but also drizzled over a pork tenderloin salad with assertive greens like arugula and topped with roasted, salted nuts.
For an all-inclusive salad recipe, try Chef Kathy Casey’s Endive Salad with Roasted Pears, Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese & Dish D’Lish Cranberry Vinaigrette
, her signature salad served in her Dish D’Lish cafes.
Audition one of these fresh and tasty dressings and make your salad a holiday star.