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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 February 15, 2019

                                                              Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

                                                              Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

                                                              In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, achieve and create in our world.

                                                              And while it’s important for us to know what we want to achieve (our goal), it’s also important for us to understand why we want to achieve it; the reason behind the goal or some would say, our real goal.

                                                              Why is goal setting important?

                                                              1. Your needs and desire will be fulfilled.

                                                              Sometimes when we explore our “why”, (why we want to achieve a certain thing) we realize that our “what” (our goal) might not actually deliver us the thing (feeling, emotion, internal state) we’re really seeking.

                                                              For example, the person who has a goal to lose weight in the belief that weight loss will bring them happiness, security, fulfillment, attention, popularity and the partner of their dreams. In this instance, their “what” is weight-loss and their “why” is happiness (etc.) and a partner.

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                                                              Six months later, they have lost the weight (achieved their goal) but as is often the case, they’re not happier, not more secure, not more confident, not more fulfilled and in keeping with their miserable state, they have failed to attract their dream partner.

                                                              After all, who wants to be with someone who’s miserable? They achieved their practical goal but still failed to have their needs met.

                                                              So they set a goal to lose another ten pounds. And then another. And maybe just ten more. With the destructive and erroneous belief that if they can get thin enough, they’ll find their own personal nirvana. And we all know how that story ends.

                                                              2. You’ll find out what truly motivates you

                                                              The important thing in the process of constructing our best life is not necessarily what goals we set (what we think we want) but what motivates us towards those goals (what we really want).

                                                              The sooner we begin to explore, identify and understand what motivates us towards certain achievements, acquisitions or outcomes (that is, we begin moving towards greater consciousness and self awareness), the sooner we will make better decisions for our life, set more intelligent (and dare I say, enlightened) goals and experience more fulfilment and less frustration.

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                                                              We all know people who have achieved what they set out to, only to end up in the same place or worse (emotionally, psychologically, sociologically) because what they were chasing wasn’t really what they were needing.

                                                              What we think we want will rarely provide us with what we actually need.

                                                              3. Your state of mind will be a lot healthier

                                                              We all set specific goals to achieve/acquire certain things (a job, a car, a partner, a better body, a bank balance, a title, a victory) because at some level, most of us believe (consciously or not) that the achievement of those goals will bring us what we really seek; joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

                                                              Of course, setting practical, material and financial goals is an intelligent thing to do considering the world we live in and how that world works.

                                                              But setting goals with an expectation that the achievement of certain things in our external, physical world will automatically create an internal state of peace, contentment, joy and total happiness is an unhealthy and unrealistic mindset to inhabit.

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                                                              What you truly want and need

                                                              Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious (superficial) goals to discover and secure what we really want.

                                                              Sadly, we live in a collective mindset which teaches that the prettiest and the wealthiest are the most successful.

                                                              Some self-help frauds even teach this message. If you’re rich or pretty, you’re happy. If you’re both, you’re very happy. Pretty isn’t what we really want; it’s what we believe pretty will bring us. Same goes with money.

                                                              When we cut through the hype, the jargon and the self-help mumbo jumbo, we all have the same basic goals, desires and needs:

                                                              Joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

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                                                              Nobody needs a mansion or a sport’s car but we all need love.

                                                              Nobody needs massive pecs, six percent body-fat, a face lift or bigger breasts but we all need connection, acceptance and understanding.

                                                              Nobody needs to be famous but we all need peace, calm, balance and happiness.

                                                              The problem is, we live in a culture which teaches that one equals the other. If only we lived in a culture which taught that real success is far more about what’s happening in our internal environment, than our external one.

                                                              It’s a commonly-held belief that we’re all very different and we all have different goals — whether short term or long term goals. But in many ways we’re not, and we don’t; we all want essentially the same things.

                                                              Now all you have to do is see past the fraud and deception and find the right path.

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