Homemade Salad Dressings

From p. 26 of the July/August 2008 Issue
of Simple & Delicious

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping Recipe

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping Recipe

Try these simple homemade dressings to top off greens or fresh fruit and veggies.

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Strawberry Vinaigrette
"I enjoy using strawberries in a variety of ways, including featuring them in this pretty, sweet-tart dressing," says Carolyn McMunn from San Angelo, Texas.

Creamy French Dressing
"This dressing is an excellent salad topper that is thick and well-seasoned," says Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta. "It goes great with a variety of salad greens."

Mint-Cream Fruit Topping
For a different spin on a typical fruit salad, try this creamy mint sauce from Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It's delicious dolloped on orange slices, melon, strawberries or red and green grapes.

Dijon Herb Salad Dressing
Mustard and garlic lend plenty of flavor to this thick dressing for green salads. "I also like to drizzle it over fresh sliced tomatoes when they're at their peak," says Marge Werner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
This dressing is also great as a dip for crackers, veggies or crusty breads, or instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches," explains Donna Cline of Pensacola, Florida.