That amazing ginger salad dressing they use at Hibachi restaurants... make it yourself! Combine in food processor: 2 small carrots, peeled and chooped, 1/2 medium shallot chopped, 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
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Russian Dressing •1 tablespoon finely chopped onion •1 cup purchased or homemade mayonnaise •1/4 cup ketchup-style chili sauce or ketchup •4 teaspoons bottled (regular; not packed in beet juice) horseradish, or to taste •1 teaspoon hot sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot Sauce •1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce •1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika Russian Dressing Recipe at Epicurious.com
Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing (no link, recipe follows) This recipe comes from Southern Living, and I have used it for years. It is amazingly good, and makes "fruit" based salads (strawberry, peaches, etc added to your salad greens) taste so good. My favorite is to use spinach, strawberries, and a tiny bit of red onion. It is not a heavy dressing that will weigh down your salad. The taste is light and refreshing! • 2/3 cup vegetable oil • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • 1/2 teaspoon salt • Process vegetable oil, sugar, fresh lemon juice, poppy seeds, finely chopped onion, Dijon mustard, and salt in a blender until smooth. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week; serve at room temperature.
Homemade Buttermilk (Ranch) Dressing - Dry Mix Yield: 1 cup of mix Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder (see note) 1 tablespoon dried parsley 2 teaspoons freeze dried chives 1 1/2 teaspoons dillweed 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon dried onion 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt freshly ground black pepper