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Need salad dressing ideas

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 17, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I need ideas for a Paleo salad dressing. My teeth have been pretty acid sensitive lately so lemon juice and vinegar are problematic. Up till now I'd just been using Olive Oil but it's getting expensive and I would like something a bit more interesting. I can refrigerate it at work but I'd prefer not to if possible since warming it up is a pain. Little work is also preferable but if nothing else I'd accept it (mayo based for example).

EDIT: No dairy except Ghee please

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on February 17, 2012
at 06:44 PM

this is one my favorites! I do a little different: equal parts olive oil, mustard and honey. delicious!

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on February 17, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Ranch is about the only other option I can come up with but Mayo based. It's not hard to throw together except for making the mayo, which can be messy. Also, I like to pasteurize the egg which is a bit of a pain.

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Dijon mustard, honey, cider vinegar and olive oil. I have no idea who turned "honey mustard" dressing into some weird creamy chemical/veg oil slurry, but straight up honey and mustard diluted to dressing consistency is pretty darn awesome.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on February 17, 2012
at 06:44 PM

this is one my favorites! I do a little different: equal parts olive oil, mustard and honey. delicious!

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on February 17, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Saute some minced garlic and spices in some bacon grease, and let it cool a bit before pouring over your salad. Tastes even better when there are some remnants of bacon bits in it!

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on February 17, 2012
at 03:52 PM

I like to used smashed up avocado or guacamole on my salads especially if I have added grilled chicken. I also use that option when dining out at places like Chipoltle or Baha Fresh.

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on February 17, 2012
at 03:47 AM

French vinaigrette: 1 TBspoon olive oil, 1 TBspoon vinegar, 1/3 teaspoon mustard, salt & pepper. Mix well with a fork, add the salad, toss well, rest for 5 mins, enjoy.

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on February 17, 2012
at 03:36 AM

I made some fantastic ranch dressing just by combining two things together, some ranch spice from World Spice Merchants and some Lifeway Greek Style Kefir (14 g saturated fat per serving!!!).

http://www.lifeway.net/Products/Kefir/GreekStyleKefir/GreekStyle.aspx

https://www.worldspice.com/blends/ranch-seasoning

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 17, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Ranch is about the only other option I can come up with but Mayo based. It's not hard to throw together except for making the mayo, which can be messy. Also, I like to pasteurize the egg which is a bit of a pain.

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539b2be5b93e749b9ab7edecf35b7a39

on February 17, 2012
at 06:04 PM

I always mix a very simple dressing using the following:

  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Tabasco
  • Sesame oil (optional)

I never really measure, but I usually mix around a 4-1 ratio of olive oil to balsamic and then a splash of tabasco. In the last batch I made, I mixed in some sesame oil, probably a little less than the balsamic. Just put it all in a bottle and shake before pouring over my salad.

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on February 17, 2012
at 05:43 PM

I eat a lot of salads with leftover taco meat, and I'll use salsa as a salad topper. Not too time consuming to make your own once every few weeks.

I also like homemade honey mustard too, you could reduce the vinegar if needed.

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on February 17, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Try using some coarse grained mustard in your dressings. You can mix it into you olive oil, add some finely chopped shallots (you can even roast them before hand). Try making an aioli sauce and add some extra olive oil to turn it into a "soupier" dressing consistency-- or just eat it as is. It's great for dipping veggies in!

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