A salad dressing can make or break the purpose of having a salad. Watch out for some really healthy, low calorie salad dressings, which are nutritious and easy to make at the same time.
Let's look at top ten salad dressing options
Olive oil and Lemon Dressing
Combination of finely chopped garlic cloves, black pepper , oregano , rock salt , extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice. This tangy salad dressing is great to go with your fresh greens and corns.
Ginger and Honey Dressing
Add to your grilled chicken, grilled or steamed veggies or even tofu. Mix Garlic, ginger juice, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and water. This sweet n tangy dressing is low in calorie and surely a great way to activate your taste buds and digestive juices.
Its name would be French but the ingredients are very Indian. It’s a combination of Vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, dry mustard, black pepper and garlic.
Arabic Salad Dressing
This dressing has a very tart flavor because of its ingredients like Pomegranate (anardana) powder, lemon juice and garam masala.
Olive oil and Basil Leaves Dressing
The freshness of basil leaves can add lot of zing to your otherwise boring salad. Add 1 tsp of olive oil, 3-4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped), 8-10 fresh basil leaves (chopped), 2-3 tsp of lemon juice, salt and black pepper to taste. Add this dressing to boiled sweet corns for that perfect, filling evening snack.
Yogurt and Oregano Dressing
This dressing is surely going to add that creamy flavor everyone craves for. Take hung curd, oregano, lemon juice, sugar, salt and black pepper. Blend all the ingredients well. It can also be a great dip to accompany your bread sticks and other roasted chips.
Lemon and Cinnamon Dressing
This is a perfect dressing to add more flavors to summer fruits like mango, melons, lychee, berries. The ingredients are: lemon Juice, sugar/honey (minimal), and cinnamon powder.
Mint and Yoghurt Dressing
Add crushed mint leaves, hung curd , salt and pepper to taste. Pour over your greens, grilled cottage cheese or chicken to enjoy the freshness and various health benefits of mint leaves.
Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette Dressing
Mix ½ cup of wine or apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup of water, 2 Tbsp of minced peeled fresh ginger, 2 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp of sugar, 4 tsp of virgin olive oil, 2 tsp of crushed sesame seeds, ¼ cup of chopped green onions, and salt to taste. Try tossing this vinaigrette with salad greens or rice noodles.
This very Indian-style salad dressing is terrific on its own or teamed with roast chicken, tandoori paneer or boiled chickpea salad. Mix ½ cup of fresh Tangerine juice, 1 garlic clove (pressed), 1 tsp of grated orange peel (optional), minced ginger. Sprinkle finely chopped green onions, 2 Tbsp of finely chopped dry roasted peanuts, salt and pepper to taste over baked vegetables, chickpea salad or grilled chicken.