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Learn to Make the Best Homemade Salad Dressings

Learn to Make the Best Homemade Salad Dressings

Are you looking for ways to get more vegetables into your diet with unique and craveworthy salads? Have you ever opened the fridge to grab a bottle of salad dressing and found you’ve run out? 

Whatever camp you’re in, learning to make the best homemade salad dressings means you’ll never run out and can experiment to find your favorite flavor combinations. Mix those skills with our flavor-packed rich syrups and you’re in for a treat! Our syrups add complex flavors without any effort on your part. 

Homemade Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oil (olive oil is ideal, but any oil will work) 
  • ½ cup acid (vinegar of your choice or lemon juice)
  • 1 Tbsp sweetener, like our rich syrups 
  • Salt to taste 

Instructions 

  • Making salad dressing is as simple as putting all the ingredients in a jar and shaking it up! Just shake before serving if it separates. 
  • Dressing will store in the fridge for at least two weeks, longer if you haven’t added fresh produce. 

Make it Your Own 

Try these ideas to develop your very own dressing recipes: 

  • Adjust the balance of oil, acid, and sweetener to your taste. The French say it should be three parts oil to one part vinegar, but we prefer a less oily dressing, and adding something sweet helps balance the acidity. 
  • Experiment with different vinegars. We love using champagne vinegar, balsamic vinegar, or high-quality apple cider vinegar. 
  • Add a bit of mustard for flavor and to help the dressing emulsify, preventing separation. 
  • Add garlic, shallots, or herbs for flavor. 
  • Add mayo, buttermilk, or sour cream to make it a creamier dressing. 

If you’re not quite ready to experiment on your own, try the recipes below

Homemade Salad Dressing for Spinach Salad 

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup olive oil 
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 Tbsp MI Blueberry Spice Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallots 
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard 
  • Salt to taste 

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. 

Homemade Strawberry Salad Dressing 

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. 

Ready to Start Mixing? 

Now you know everything you need to start making seriously impressive salad dressings at home. Let us know how it goes! Explore our natural rich syrups to find your new favorite flavor for salad dressings, cocktails, mocktails, and more. 

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