Sunday, November 30, 2014

Salad Dressings

My SIL Beth is working on a cookbook of all of my mom's best recipes and asked each of the sisters to submit something.  

I make all of our salad dressings (and believe me, that's no small task with all the salad we eat!) so I figured it would be perfect to pick a couple of our favorites:

Kristen's Creamy Vinaigrette
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/8 c. coconut crystals (or raw sugar)
2 T. organic mayo
1 glove garlic, crushed
real salt and pepper to taste
Combine in blender.  Then, slowly drizzle in 2/3 c. organic olive oil

Lemon Vinaigrette
juice of 2 organic lemons
2 T. red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T. whole grain mustard
1 T. dried italian herbs
2 T. raw honey
1 T. coconut crystals (or raw sugar)
real salt and pepper to taste
Combine in blender.  Then, slowly drizzle in 1 c. organic olive oil

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/4 c. Bragg apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. coconut crystals (or raw sugar)
3 splashes of worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. paprika
Blend all ingredients and then slowly drizzle in 3/4 c. organic olive oil
Add: 1 T. poppy seeds and 2 t. sesame seeds and pulse a couple times

55 Salad Dressing (from the old 55 Columbus restaurants) - a Costello sister favorite
3 gloves garlic
1 T. dry mustard
1/3 c. white wine vinegar
Blend in blender until smooth
Slowly add:
1/3 c. water
1 1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar (I use raw honey or coconut crystals)
1/2 t. crushed red pepper
1/2 t. black pepper
2 c. vegetable oil (original recipe calls for this, I use olive oil)
Blend for 10 minutes to prevent coagulation