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30 Irresistible Salad Dressing Recipes No One Can Miss

30 Irresistible Salad Dressing Recipes No One Can Miss

Salads are healthy and versatile options for a delicious lunch or even dinner. They are ideal meals because they take minimal preparation, cooking and use easily accessible produce. The ingredients are important components, but what really makes a salad is the dressing. Here are 30 recipes that will leave you inspired for many meals to come.

1. Caesar Salad Dressing

This classic recipe is creamy and tangy and complements any Caesar salad, along with grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, croutons and Parmesan cheese.

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    2. Sesame Ginger Dressing

    The perfect dressing to drizzle over a Chinese chicken salad. For a healthier version of this salad leave off the fried wonton strips.

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      3. Crab Louie Dressing

      The key to getting this salad right is the rich dressing that will highlight the crab (or shrimp), avocado, asparagus, egg and cherry tomatoes.

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        4. Cobb Salad Dressing

        This popular salad has many ingredients that make it delicious, but to top it off, it’s important to get the dressing ratio just right.

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          5. Simple Olive Oil and Lemon Dressing

          A great addition to a easy arugula salad with beets and goat cheese. Add walnuts for an extra flavor.

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            6. Tuna Nicoise Dressing

            This simple dressing for a well-loved salad is easy to make with herbs and spices that are easily found in your kitchen.

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              7. California Miso Avocado Salad Dressing

              A unique dressing inspired by Japanese flavors. This is a real treat on a salad that is made of beans, broccoli, crunchy seeds and avocado.

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                8. Mexican Chopped Salad Dressing

                A delicious addition to a heart-healthy salad that combines fresh zucchini, roasted corn, bell peppers and other colorful produce for a beautiful presentation.

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                  9. Waldorf Salad Dressing

                  Tangy, spicy and creamy dressing that complements this famous salad that originated in New York.

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                    10. Creamy Italian Dressing

                    A classic choice that complements any simple garden salad.

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                      11. Mango-Lime Dressing

                      With a great mixture of sweet and tangy, this is a perfect dressing for any salad.

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                        12. Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing

                        Perfect addition to a simple side salad.

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                          13. Blue Cheese Dressing

                          A great dressing for an iceberg wedge salad.

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                            14. Classic Vinaigrette

                            Spices up a simple dinner salad.

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                              15. Homemade House Dressing

                              A delicious and rich addition to an iceberg or garden salad.

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                                16. Ginger-Miso Dressing

                                An ideal dressing to spice up a garden salad. Add carrots to further complement the rich spicy flavor.

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                                  17. Japanese Restaurant-Style Dressing

                                  A simple, but satisfying dressing that goes well on a plain iceberg salad.

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                                    18. Russian Dressing

                                    Sweet and with a peppery kick, this dressing is a great addition to any simple salad.

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                                      19. Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

                                      A sweet addition to a simple garden salad. Especially delicious with cherry tomatoes.

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                                        20. Ranch Dressing

                                        A classic recipe that goes well with all salads, especially iceberg.

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                                          21. Watermelon Raspberry Vinaigrette

                                          A unique fruity take on a classic dressing that would go great on an arugula salad.

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                                            22. Warm Honey Walnut Dressing

                                            A sweet dressing that would also complement an arugula salad.

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                                              23. Warm Bacon Dressing

                                              A delicious addition to a simple garden salad or any vegetables for that matter.

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                                                24. Sashimi Salad Dressing

                                                A simple dressing that packs a punch.

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                                                  25. Cilantro Lime Dressing

                                                  A rich and creamy recipe that goes especially well with a iceberg salad.

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                                                    26. Mango Dressing

                                                    This versatile dressing goes well with grilled chicken and avocado salad.

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                                                      27. Creamy Pesto Dressing

                                                      The perfect addition to a simple garden salad complete with croutons.

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                                                        28. Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

                                                        Similar to its cousin, this dressing has the added nutty flavor to spice up a chicken salad.

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                                                          29. Greek Dressing

                                                          A light and crisp recipe that is perfect on a simple romaine salad with fresh tomatoes.

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                                                            30. Snappy Southwest Dressing

                                                            This creamy, spicy dressing is a great addition to spice up a garden salad

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                                                              Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                                                              How to Overcome Boredom

                                                              How to Overcome Boredom

                                                              Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                                                              I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                                                              If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                                                              What is Boredom?

                                                              We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                                                              You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                                                              It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                                                              If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                                                              When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                                                              Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                                                              If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                                                              Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                                                              Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                                                              In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                                                              It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                                                              Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                                                              Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                                                              In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                                                              3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                                                              1. Get Focused

                                                              Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                                                              You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                                                              Here are a few ideas:

                                                              • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                                                              • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                                                              • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                                                              2. Kill Procrastination

                                                              Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                                                              So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                                                              Here are some ideas:

                                                              • Do some exercise.
                                                              • Read a book.
                                                              • Learn something new.
                                                              • Call a friend.
                                                              • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                                                              • Do a spring cleaning.
                                                              • Wash the car.
                                                              • Renovate the house.
                                                              • Re-arrange the furniture.
                                                              • Write your shopping list.
                                                              • Water the plants.
                                                              • Walk the dog.
                                                              • Sort out your mail & email.
                                                              • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                                                              3. Enjoy Boredom

                                                              If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                                                              Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                                                              So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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