Looking for an easy salad dressing? Just like the one your Oma made? Here are several to choose from as starters and then alter them to make them just the way you love.
I've had so many requests for the type of dressing used in house salads in restaurants throughout Germany. I've researched and also asked our thousands of fans on Facebook for these. Below, are the delicious results.
You'll see many similarities and very little in the way of quantities. Basically, it's a bit of this and a bit of that ... just the way Oma's cook. Take a look at How to Make Salad Dressing for the basics , and then use the Salad Dressing Recipes section to create your own.
There are two basic types of dressings, the classic vinaigrette type and the creamy type.
For the classic vinaigrette
For a creamy dressing
Some oils to use are olive, grapeseed, nut, and sesame.
Some acids to use are wine vinegars, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice.
Some creamy additions to use are buttermilk, mustard, sour cream, yogurt, and mayonnaise.
Try these seasonings and additions:
Try these combinations or mix & match:
This dressing, and variations of it, are traditional for a cucumber salad, but tastes so great on a lettuce salad as well. That was, to me, a "eureka" moment when I tried it for the first time.
I mean, it was THE dressing that always went on the cucumber salad. In fact, any dressing left over in the bowl after all the cucumbers slices were removed, was quickly scooped up by whoever got there first.
Why I never thought of putting over a lettuce salad really dumbfounds me. But the first time I did, it became a favorite!
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