How to Make Creamy Salad Dressing Recipes

If you are learning how to make creamy salad dressing recipes, many will be made with mayonnaise. Other ingredients used as a base for making them are sour cream, yogurt, cream cheese, cream and sometimes cottage cheese. Even when the latter five ingredients are used, a little mayonnaise might be added also. The mayonnaise just adds a little extra flavor.

How to Make Cream Salad Dressing RecipesHow to Make Cream Salad Dressing Recipes

You will also learn about so many other ingredients which can be added when learning how to make creamy salad dressing recipes. Most definitely, you should add some of the wonderful herbs or spices. For me, garlic, onion or a little of both is a necessity unless I am making one for fruit salad. Celery, basil, parsley, cayenne and dry mustard are some more of my favorite additives since I learned how to make creamy salad dressing recipes. Sometimes I even use ingredients like ketchup, canned tomato or celery soups.


Earlier I mentioned fruit salad dressings. When learning how to make creamy salad dressing recipes for fruit, I start out with a base of any of the creamy ingredients. My favorite is sour cream but you can use any. The cottage cheese will need to be processed until smooth but it is good also. I do not use a “set” recipe for these but adjust as I go. Add a little sugar and sweeten to taste. Sometimes I add a little orange juice, especially if the dip needs a little thinning.  A favorite of mine is sour cream, sugar and poppy seeds. This is so easy and really good for dipping fresh fruit.

 

NOTE: When you learn how to make creamy salad dressing recipes, you will find many to contain Accent or MSG listed in the ingredients. I never use either of these ingredients so I simply “skip” it. Neither has much flavor so the taste does not change.


NOTE: When you learn how to make creamy salad dressing recipes, remember that they do not have the long storage life like your commercially made brands. Even when stored in the refrigerator, they will not last over several days because they do not contain added preservatives. I only make at one time what I know I will use.

How to Make Creamy Salad Dressing Recipes

THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

Thousand Island Salad Dressing RecipeThousand Island Salad Dressing Recipe

Since I learned how to make creamy salad dressing recipes, thousand island has become one of my favorites.

  • 2 Cups mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons chili sauce
  • 3 Hard boiled eggs grated
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Full tablespoons cucumber relish
  • ¾ Teaspoon relish juice
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS and mix well; chill before using.

Makes a little over 2 cups; store in refrigerator.


SIMPLE THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING

Simple Thousand Island DressingSimple Thousand Island Dressing

As you are learning how to make creamy salad dressing recipes, you will find many simple ones with limited ingredients. 

  • 1 ½ Cups mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons catsup
  • 1/3 Cup sweet cubed salad pickles
  • 2 Chopped hard boiled eggs 

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS in food processor; process or “chop” until slightly fine (NOT PASTE)

Cover tightly and store in refrigerator; makes about 2 cups.

Simple Thousand Island DressingSimple Thousand Island Dressing

BUTTERMILK SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Pint thick mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt/ black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

COMBINE AND BLEND all ingredients; cover and store in refrigerator.

Makes about 1 pint.


COOKED CREAMY SALAD DRESSING

  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon butter
  • ½ Teaspoon mustard
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • ½ Cup heavy cream whipped stiffly

In top of double boiler beat yolks well; blend in sugar, vinegar, butter, mustard, salt and pepper.

Cook and stir over hot water until the consistency of rich cream.

Remove mixture from heat and beat in whipped cream.

Store in refrigerator.


ANCHOVY SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Can (2 ounces) anchovies
  • 1 Medium clove garlic
  • 1 Tube (2 ounces) anchovy paste
  • 2 Green onions
  • 1 Cup fresh parsley
  • 1 Cup thick mayonnaise
  • Wine vinegar

Process anchovies, onions, garlic and parsley until almost a paste.

Add 2 or 3 tablespoons anchovy paste; blend in mayonnaise.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to serve thin with vinegar to thickness of dressing.


SAUCE A LA RUSSE 

  • ½ Cup catsup
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Dashes hot sauce
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ Cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 5 Teaspoons red or black caviar

Combine all ingredients and blend well; cover bowl and chill overnight.

Do not stir sauce when emptying it into a serving bowl; dot top with caviar.

Serve with crisp lettuce wedges; store in refrigerator.


SOUR CREAM DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ Cup honey

COMBINE all ingredients and beat well; store in refrigerator.


ROQUEFORT SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Package (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • ¼ Pound Roquefort cheese
  • 1 Cup French dressing
  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup whipped cream

COMBINE AND BLEND all ingredients; serve immediately.

NOTE: Cheese dressings often thicken if left to stand before serving. If necessary, thin with a little milk.


MAPLE AND TOASTED PECAN SALAD DRESSING

½ Cup plain yogurt

½ Cup toasted pecans

1/3 Cup pure maple syrup

¼ Cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS in blender; process until smooth.

Serve over greens; store in refrigerator.


BANANA POPPY SEED FRUIT SALAD DRESSING

Learn how to make creamy salad dressings to serve over fruit.

  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¾ Teaspoon salt

Mash banana with a fork in a small bowl; stir in lemon juice.

Add sour cream, sugar, poppy seeds, dry mustard and salt.

Blend mixture well; cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

Store in refrigerator; makes 1 ½ cups.


HONEY MUSTARD SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Cup salad dressing
  • ½ Cup honey
  • ½ Cup mustard
  • 1/8 Teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 Teaspoon garlic powder

COMBINE AND blend well; store in refrigerator.


BLEU CHEESE SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Pint sour cream
  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Pound Bleu cheese
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ Teaspoon pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons onion juice

COMBINE AND BEAT all ingredients EXCEPT CHEESE.

Crumble cheese in mixture and blend in.

Thin with milk if needed; store in refrigerator.


HORSERADISH SOUR CREAM SALAD DRESSING

  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 Tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon dill seed
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 Cup sour cream

COMBINE AND BLEND all ingredients EXCEPT SOUR CREAM; stir in sour cream and chill.


GREEN GODDESS SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons mashed anchovies
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped capers
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper

COMBINE AND BLEND all ingredients; chill 3 to 4 hours before using.

Store in refrigerator.


CREAMY FRENCH DRESSING RECIPE

  • ¾ Cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ Teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ Cup sour cream

COMBINE AND BLEND all ingredients EXCEPT sour cream; blend in sour cream and refrigerate.


ROQUEFORT SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

Roquefort Salad Dressing RecipeRoquefort Salad Dressing Recipe
  • 4 Ounces crumbled Bleu cheese
  • ½ Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1 Hard boiled egg finely chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt

COMBINE AND BLEND in a glass jar; cover with lid and shake vigorously.

Store in refrigerator.


RUSSIAN SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

Russian Salad Dressing RecipeRussian Salad Dressing Recipe
  • 1 Can tomato soup (Not diluted)
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • ½ Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 3 Tablespoons horseradish 

COMBINE AND BLEND all ingredients until smooth; store in refrigerator.

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