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Here is our top 5 absolutely delicious vinaigrettes or salad dressings to give flavour to all your salads. These recipes prove that making a salad dressing from scratch yourself at home is fun, fresh and easy. (PS - better than the bought ones!)     


1. Vinaigrette


  • 30 ml white wine vinegar
  • 30 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon of French mustard
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper

Whisk in a bowl the vinegar, water, mustard and salt and pepper. With a blender running, add the oil and process until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. This classic dressing fits every salad. 

2. Tomato dressing


  • 15 sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 150 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 40 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan and slowly cook the tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes. Leave to cool.    
Add the vinegar, basil and salt and pepper, mix the ingredients until well blended and then add the chopped shallot. 
Salt and pepper to taste. This dressing goes well with Mediterranean salads.

3. Soy dressing


  • 150 ml of sunflower oil
  • 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 red chili pepper, finely chopped (hot, mild or sweet to your liking)
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 100 ml of light soy sauce
  • 4 Spring onions, finely chopped

Put the garlic, the chili and the oil in a small saucepan.  Let simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Allow to cool and mix with the rest of the ingredients. 
This dressing fits with several salads, but the best is with an Asian style salad. Enjoy!


4. Balsamic dressing


  • 200 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients and bring to taste with salt and pepper. A good addition to Italian salads. 

5. Mango lime dressing


  • 1 mango
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Peel the mango and cut the flesh from the seed, then purée with mustard, lime juice, vinegar and oil in a blender. Bring to taste with the zest and salt. Best in Asian salads. 


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