Instead of turning to store-bought salad dressings that lack freshness and flavor, try this easy dressing. This simple homemade topping adds tangy flavor to an ordinary lettuce salad.—Mrs Robert Lieske, Ripon, Wisconsin
A time-honored tradition in Monika Rahn’s home, Creamy French Dressing an anticipated taste at family get-togethers. “The salad dressing has been a favorite for years,” she writes from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
Sweet Pepper French Dressing is suggested by Elsie McHenry, Gridley, California, who used to prepare meals for 100 senior citizens at a time. "They all loved this tangy dressing," she says. "It perks up any lettuce salad."
You won’t miss the oil in this tasty dressing. People have told me it’s so good, they wonder why I haven’t marketed it! I enjoy cooking and have worked in food service, at schools and elsewhere, for most of my life.
This simple dressing has served me for many years. Using this basic recipe, I can easily make simple variations, usually with ingredients I have on hand. As a result, I have always made my own salad dressings.
-Carolyn Ozment, Gaylesville, Alabama
Penni Barringer jazzes up frozen green beans with onion, bacon and bottled salad dressing for a cool dish that's as big on flavor as it is on convenience. "I created this recipe after trying a similar salad at a restaurant," explains the Rosalia, Washington reader.
Every time I make this recipe that I received from my mother-in-law, it takes me back to the country. I can see myself in the garden among all of those fresh tomatoes. How good they are, plucked right off the vine.
"This dressing has long been a favorite in our family affirms Carol Underhill from her Bathurst, New Brunswick kitchen. "I go the recipe from a friend years ago, who apparently picked it up from a local restaurant.