Summer is almost over, but a salad is always a good idea. Whether you are sat working at home, in the office or just have a very busy schedule, a salad is great quick and healthy option for lunch. There are so many salad recipes that you can make in less than 10 minutes, with ingredients that you can get easily. The best thing about salads is that you can mix and match ingredients to your own liking!
We have tried out a lot of delicious salads, and found that what actually makes a tasty salad is the dressing. If the dressing is not great: too sweet, too salty, too sour, or just does not match the rest of the ingredients, then the whole dish is ruined. We have chosen 4 salad dressing recipes that you can make yourself and store in the fridge to use when in a rush. They are delicious, easy-to-make, and create a perfectly balanced meal when added to a salad. The best part about them all is that you can make them in a blink of an eye.
Below are our 4 top picks of tasty and healthy salad dressings that you can use in your salads to ensure they turn out delicious every time:
If you have never tried this dressing before, you are clearly missing something in your life. The best, most creamy, nutty and absolutely mouth-watering dressing that creates an explosion of flavour in your mouth! This dressing is best for pasta salads.
This dressing is the perfect competition to a Mexican-style salad, it is also great drizzled over a salad with beans and legumes. The dressing has a fresh spicy kick to it, but you can customise the spiciness to your own liking by adding more or less chilli.
One of the simplest dressing recipes you can find, but it does not mean it’s not a delicious one. This one is perfect for a lazy and quick salad, and uses all the kitchen staples that everyone has in their pantry. French dressing includes Dijon mustard to add a little spicy tinge, to give you a balanced flavour for any fresh vegetable salad.
The perfect dressing for pasta salads and bean salads, but will go well into fresh salads too. It has a delicious creamy texture, a nutty flavour from the tofu and Tahini, is low in fat and has absolutely no sugar added. This dressing is creamy, but light in calories and is a great substitute for heavy creamy dressings, and is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians. The prefect choice for a lighter plant-based salad.
Salads are the best meal to have when in a rush. Keeping home-made dressings ready in your fridge can save you time and enable you to eat healthily throughout the week. Home-made dressings will not contain extra chemicals that enhance flavour, appearance or shelf-life. Here, you have the power to control what and how much of it you put into your dressing. You now have the tools to dress your salad well, and enjoy a healthy lunch every day of the week!