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5 unusual salad dressings


Vegetables are the basis of a healthy diet. A healthy nutrition is almost always associated with a salad in one's plate. Hundreds of different combinations and options: from greens and leaves, cucumbers and tomatoes, with the addition of meat, fish, nuts, fruits and berries. Salad is a bowl of health, if not spoiled by adding mayonnaise or dressing, that cause harm greater than the benefits of your vegetables.

Make your salad even more useful and nutritious by adding these 5 homemade dressings.

1. Light dressing with walnuts and garlic

50 g of olive oil

2 tbsp chopped walnuts

1-2 tsp lemon juice

2-3 cloves of garlic

salt, pepper to taste

This dressing will suit any leaf salad.

2. Cucumber dressing

150 grams of natural yogurt

1 fresh cucumber

fresh herbs - dill, parsley, basil, green onion

2 tbsp. l. olive oil

salt, pepper to taste

Grate cucumber on a fine grater, chop greens finely, add salt, pepper and olive oil. It is a very light dressing with fresh taste. Suitable not only for salads, but also as a sauce for fish or vegetables.

3. Citrus dressing

50-100 g of olive oil

2 tablespoons ginger, ground

2 tsp lemon peel (1 tsp juice)

1 tbsp mustard dijon (or regular)

2 tablespoons honey


The dressing has a very fresh citrus flavor. It goes well with salads, which contain fruits. And it is also of a beautiful sunny color.

4. Dressing with avocado and basil

1 ripe avocado

4-5 leaves of basil (green)

1 clove of garlic

2 tbsp of lemon juice


1/2 cup water

Put all the ingredients in a blender and grind. The amount of water can be slightly increased for a more liquid consistency.

The sauce has a creamy texture and is suitable for any salads. Even for Russian potato salad Olivie.

5. Lemon dressing with cashews

1 tbsp cashew (raw)

1 tsp dry garlic

1 tbsp lemon juice

¼ cup water

parsley, green onions (can be replaced with any dried herbs)

0.5-1 tbsp sour cream or non-acid yoghurt

salt, pepper

Dunk cashews in the water for half an hour or more. Smooth it finely in a blender. Add remaining ingredients and whip. This is one of the variations of the Ranch sauce. It can be used as a dressing sauce for vegetables.

Do not be afraid to give your usual salad a new taste.

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