Indians love their spices, and no food is ever complete without it. But spices and salads sound out of place right? So how about making some delicious dressings that you can mix with your greens and fresh fruits and turn salads into the best meal of your day? The next time you are on a detox diet or simply too lazy to cook an elaborate meal, try these dressings and make a quick salad for your family and friends.

Ranch dressing 

A usual favourite, this creamy dressing with a slight tangy punch can instantly enhance your salad platter. After all, who doesn’t like mustard and mayonnaise? Just add some salt, pepper, and vinegar to this dressing and few sprigs of parsley. Add the vegetables or meat of your choice and serve it chilled. 

Lemon and honey dressing 

This dressing goes well with all kinds of salads, thanks to its sweet and sour notes. Just mix a quarter cup olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, salt, pepper, and some honey. Shake it and drizzle on fruity or citrus salads. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy it cold. 

Creamy cucumber dressing

If you are looking for a low-fat, light creamy dressing for salads and wraps, this recipe is meant for you. Using homemade yoghurt makes this dressing healthier and fresher. Besides, the ingredients you need for this salad are easily available at home. Chop some cucumber finely and mix a teaspoon of lemon juice, ground pepper, a garlic clove, and chopped coriander. Serve it chilled for the best taste. 

Balsamic vinaigrette

This is one of the classic dressings and the easiest way to make your greens tastier. Plus, it’s simple. Take a bowl and fill it with three parts olive oil, one part balsamic vinegar, and some salt and pepper as per taste. Use a spoon or two in your salad and serve it chilled. This dressing goes well with roast chicken, rocket leaves, and tarty fruits. 

Honey mustard dressing

This homemade, creamy dressing has a slightly bold and sweet flavour that’s apt for savoury salads. It also tastes great alongside a dipping sauce for appetizers, potato fries, and fresh veggies. Use Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper as per your preference. Pour it over the vegetables of your choice and add a few chunks of meat if you like it so. Voila!

The dressings above are rich in flavour and made from ingredients that are probably already sitting on your shelves. So, swap your store-bought appetizers, salads, and side dishes with these homemade recipes!



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