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30 Irresistible Salad Dressing Recipes No One Can Miss

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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 November 22, 2021

                                                              Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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                                                              Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

                                                              Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

                                                              During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

                                                              But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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                                                              Simplify

                                                              I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

                                                              Absolutely.

                                                              And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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                                                              If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

                                                              • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
                                                              • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
                                                              • Find your productivity tools and stick with them. Use tools and gadgets that serve multiple purposes so you can simplify your tool set.

                                                              Be Mindful

                                                              You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

                                                              Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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                                                              Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

                                                              Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

                                                              Reflect

                                                              As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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                                                              Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

                                                              But, seriously, reflecting on yourself makes you aware of your successes and faults and helps you plan and make goals for the coming year. It makes you a better person.

                                                              So, while you are stuffing your face with bird, stuffing, and mashed taters’, remember that the holidays are much more than the superficial things. Use this holiday to become a better person.

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