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Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the family

When it's too hot to cook try one of these refreshing salad dressings on crisp veggies for a great summer meal.

By Madeline Morra
Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the family

Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the family

Easy family-pleasing salad dressings

Tired of plain old Caesar and ranch dressing? These salad dressings range from the classic to the unique and will keep your salad the most fashionable on the block.

Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the familyphoto: SliceOfChic/Flickr

Chopped apple salad

From Bobby Flay’s Bar American Cookbook. You can't go wrong with this salad (or its delicious dressing).

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Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the family

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Basic vinaigrette dressing

This is a no-nonsense dressing which can be used as is, or be the start of some more elaborate concoction. Use any kind of oil you like, and whatever vinegar you happen to have in the house. Experiment with different oils and vinegars (or try lemon juice instead), add herbs, spices, grated cheese, garlic, ketchup, mustard — mess around with this and see what you come up with.

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Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the familyphoto: Michelle@TNS/Flickr

Cucumber yogurt dressing

This dressing has a much more summery feel than ranch due to the light cucumbers and sweet yogurt.

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Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the familyphoto: Acquiredlife/Flickr

Creamy "soyzar" dressing

Silken tofu makes this dressing creamy, while anchovies add flavour and calcium. No one but you needs to know you snuck them in. Just mix the ingredients together and toss in salad.

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Basic balsamic dressing

Once you start making your own dressings, you'll never go back to store-bought.

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Twists on our favourites

Here are three fabulous twists on classic salad dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch and golden Caesar. Who needs to go back to the basics when you've got these as an option?

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Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the familyphoto: FoodThinkers/Flickr

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Salad dressing: Easy recipes to please the family
This article was originally published on Jun 12, 2012

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