“What we’ve noticed is that as the weather warms, people buy more fresh vegetables, spices, sauces and ready-made salads. This means that summer has arrived and salad has become one of the most popular dishes. However, in order for the salad not to get stale quickly, it should be constantly diversified, and the best way to do this is with delicious sauces,” says Elena Sereichikienye, culinary master of the Rimi Lietuva trade chain.
It offers 5 recipes of the most popular and at the same time simple and healthy salads that will give a new flavor and flavor to a homemade salad.
Caesar salad dressing
Caesar salad is one of the most popular salads in the world and a special dressing is very important. To prepare this sauce, first of all, take a couple of cloves of garlic, two anchovies salted in oil and mash everything until it becomes a puree. Then add a spoonful of olive oil and a few spoonfuls of lemon juice.
Grind the whole mass well to get a smooth paste. Then add 1 tablespoon mustard, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, and 2 tablespoons water to thin the sauce. Finally, add a pinch of salt and mix everything well. There you have it, a great Caesar salad dressing.
A healthy infusion with honey and mustard
Mustard and honey are not only delicious food spices that give delicious taste to food, but also healthy products for the body. It is very easy to prepare a salad made from these ingredients.
In a jar, add 1 tablespoon of liquid honey, an equal amount of plain mustard sauce and another spoonful of mustard sauce with whole mustard seeds. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl, add 200 ml of olive oil, half a teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Mix everything and season well – the dressing should be salty, sour and sweet at the same time. The dressing will keep for several times (just remember to refrigerate it) and is perfect for dressing leafy salads.
Fresh yogurt sauce
If you want something light and fresh, yogurt dressing is perfect for a summer salad. To make it, mix natural yogurt with a spoonful of chopped mint, 2 cloves of garlic, a few drops of lemon and add salt and pepper to taste.
Then just beat everything with a whisk and the sauce is ready. Instead of mint, you can add chopped onion leaves, dill or other fresh herbs. Salads with hot ingredients, such as a fresh vegetable salad with hot poultry, are especially good with cold natural yogurt sauce.
Italian vinaigrette dressing
Italian vinaigrette sauce, especially loved in the US, is not only very tasty, but also easy to make. In a bowl, add 6 tablespoons of olive oil, the same amount of white wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Then add 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon of dried basil and a pinch of dried oregano.
Then take two Charlotte onions and two cloves of garlic and mash them in a bowl with the other ingredients. Finally, take a few seeds of dried red chili pepper, finely chop it and put it in a common container.
Mix everything well and add salt and pepper to taste. If you don’t have much time, you can also buy this dressing at RIMI stores – here you can find ready-made dressing in bottles.
Balsamic vinegar dressing
The main ingredient in balsamic vinegar dressing is, of course, balsamic vinegar. A few drops of it gives a new taste to the food. It works well as a salad dressing on its own, but salad dressings made with this vinegar are also delicious.
Add a 2:1 ratio of balsamic vinegar and honey to the pot. Heat until the mass thickens. Then add a few teaspoons of oil, wait until the mass cools down and season the salad with this dressing.
Those who like spicy sensations can make a stronger sauce: add 6 teaspoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 2-3 crushed garlic cloves, salt and pepper to taste. It remains to mix everything well and the sauce is ready.
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