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Offline coppercone2

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Salad dressings
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:45:51 pm »
So I wonder what kind of interesting salad dressing recipies people came up with. I figure this will be mainly a thread about blenders/food wands

The basic go-to for me is to use a 1/3 balsamic - 2/3 mixture of olive oil with a spoon of mustard in it, blended with a food wand.

The other great one is to use 1/3 lemon juice (squeeze and drained through a sieve) and 2/3 oil, blended with a spoon of mustard.

The usual modifications I make is addition of salt/pepper, change vinegar type (rice, wine, apple cider) and change mustard type (honey mustard, dijon, french, spicy).

But I know there are many more advanced dressings that I should be making.. I was hoping this thread would fill in some holes.

Does anyone use blended vegetables to make salad dressings? I.e. green peppers. I was hoping for some more advanced recopies that maybe use vegetables, pastes, seeds, etc. I figure at a glance maybe herb pastes (cilantro, basil, etc) could be used as a substitute for mustard as a emulsifier. Or maybe stuff like roasted garlic, etc.


I will write though that just a lemon/mustard/oil dressing is very 'refreshing' compared to vinegar based ones. I think its hard to do this because half the time I end up with some thing that tastes like salsa lol


I would also like to know about the chemical cooking aspects of making dressings, since acid and vegetables are mixed, they should to a degree 'cook' the food.
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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 06:45:29 pm »
One of mine is quite simple. People appreciate it a lot. I make this dressing with  sour yogurt, black pepper power, cumin powder and salt.Basil or cilantro adds extra taste to the recipe.This dressing is best for a salad called 'Raita'. I like 'onion raita' the best. But the same dressing goes well with a mixed salad of cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes etc. But of course, heart of this dish is onion.
 
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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 06:57:32 pm »
do you use fresh basil/cilantro on these recipes? I find the taste difference is radical between the fresh and dried. I imagine with a yogurt you need fresh? With oil dried almost makes sense. I should buy some cumin seed now that I have a spice grinder, get away from some of the pre-powdered stuff (cinnamon freshly powdered feels much more aromatic for waffles).
 

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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 07:17:59 pm »
I've made a similar dressing that also had anchovies in it. Anchovies are a vegetable, right?
 

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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 07:51:17 pm »


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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2022, 06:42:58 am »
One of mine is quite simple. People appreciate it a lot. I make this dressing with  sour yogurt, black pepper power, cumin powder and salt.Basil or cilantro adds extra taste to the recipe.This dressing is best for a salad called 'Raita'. I like 'onion raita' the best. But the same dressing goes well with a mixed salad of cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes etc. But of course, heart of this dish is onion.

This would work really well with something like onion bhaji as well.
 

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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2022, 06:45:49 am »
do you use fresh basil/cilantro on these recipes? I find the taste difference is radical between the fresh and dried. I imagine with a yogurt you need fresh? With oil dried almost makes sense. I should buy some cumin seed now that I have a spice grinder, get away from some of the pre-powdered stuff (cinnamon freshly powdered feels much more aromatic for waffles).

I almost always buy whole seed pods/spices/peppercorns etc... They last a lot longer in the cupboard and taste far nicer than most of the pre-ground stuff you can buy.

The only stuff I generally buy powdered are things like turmeric and some chilli powders. I always keep various chillis on-hand, whether they be fresh, whole dried, flaked or ground for different applications.
 

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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2022, 10:45:36 am »
About 50ml mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of olive oil, zest of 1/2 lime, the juice from a 1/2 or 1 lime ( taste it ). It's very refreshing, lovely with fajitas or salad. mmmm
 

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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2022, 11:12:19 am »
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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2022, 11:15:47 am »
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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2022, 03:52:48 am »
About 50ml mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of olive oil, zest of 1/2 lime, the juice from a 1/2 or 1 lime ( taste it ). It's very refreshing, lovely with fajitas or salad. mmmm

yeah this one is good, I think you can get over vinegared with salads easily. What is interesting is that i read that citrus juice changes flavor when left out in a shallow dish for volatile chemicals to evaporate
 

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Re: Salad dressings
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2022, 07:59:47 am »
An easy Asian themed salad dressing:

2 part SUSHI rice vinegar (it has to say "Sushi", not just rice wine vinegar...)
1 part Soy Sauce (Japanese kind, like Kikoman - don't use Chinese kind.  Those are different)
Drops of roasted sesame seed oil
Optional - grated fresh ginger
Shake vigorously and refrigerate remainder

Without ginger, this stuff keeps weeks to months.  With fresh ginger, probably a week at least.
 


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