Quick Dressings

by Emily R. See

Here are five quick toppers to add some variety to your summer salad days. Just whisk ingredients together in a small bowl, and season with salt and pepper.

One:  Basic Balsamic: ¼ c. olive oil; 2 T. balsamic vinegar; squeeze of lemon juice; 2 cloves garlic, minced.

Two:  Creamy Lemon-Poppy Seed: ¼ c. mayonnaise; 2 T. lemon juice; 2 tsp. Dijon mustard; 2 tsp. poppy seeds.

Three:  Ginger-Citrus: 1/3 c. orange juice; 3 tsp. sesame oil; 2 tsp. rice vinegar; 1 clove garlic, minced; ½ tsp. ground ginger.

Four:  Mustard-Shallot: ¼ c. olive oil; 2 T. red wine vinegar; 1 T. Dijon mustard; 1 small clove garlic, minced; 1 small shallot, minced.

Five:  Spicy Peanut: ¼ c. peanut butter; 2 T. orange juice; 1 T. rice vinegar; 1 T. soy sauce; 1 T. sesame oil; 1 T. honey; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1 tsp. srirachi sauce.

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