PeachDish – How-To Guide: Salad Dressing Primer
May 18, 2016 by Mary Alice Shreve, RD, LD

How-To Guide: Salad Dressing Primer

In our Roasted Beet, Apple & Arugula Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing we provide the recipe to make your own mayonnaise-based salad dressing, and in our Chicken Breast, Snow Pea & Walnut, we supply you with tips on making a vinaigrette. Should you desire to create your own dressing variation, however, we have you covered! Below are basic ingredients for some of the most common salad dressings. Many begin with the Basic Vinaigrette recipe and add on additional flavor and texture components.


Mayonnaise-Based Dressing

Dill; Sour Cream; Duke's Mayonnaise; Prepared Horseradish; White Wine Vinegar; Kosher Salt; Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Basic Vinaigrette

Oil; Vinegar (any kind except for Balsamic); Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Italian Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette recipe; Minced Garlic; Italian Seasoning; Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Creamy Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette recipe; Duke's Mayonnaise, Plain Yogurt or Sour Cream

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Oil; Balsamic Vinegar; Minced Garlic; Italian Seasoning

Blue Cheese/Roquefort Dressing

Basic Vinaigrette recipe; Blue Cheese/Roquefort Crumbles; Heavy Cream

Buttermilk Dressing

Basic Vinaigrette recipe; Buttermilk


Some of our favorite salads and dressings:

Beef Tenderloin, Brussels Sprouts Salad with Turmeric Dressing

Fig, Blue Cheese & Chevre Pizza with Curly Endive Salad

Chicken Breast, Walnut & Snow Pea Salad

North Georgia Pecan Crusted Trout with Roasted New Potatoes and Filet Beans & Watercress Salad Dressed with a Basil Vinaigrette


Vegetarian Salad Dressing Vinaigrette Salad