5 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

5 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Have you tried using your Thermomix® to whip up salads? Seriously, it's a game-changer. No more spending ages chopping veggies by hand – your Thermomix® can slice, dice, and chop like a pro to create delicious chopped salads. The finely chopped vegetables, greens, and other ingredients in chopped salad guarantee that you'll get a bit of everything in each bite, creating a harmonious blend of flavours and textures.  

Check out our favourite chopped salad recipes below! 


Elevate Your Salads with Homemade Dressigs: A Flavour Packed DIY Adventure

If you asked us what’s the key to a good salad, we’d tell you it’s all in the dressing! A good salad dressing will enhance the flavours and textures of the salad but many store-bought varieties have hidden sugars, additives, and preservatives. So, why not build your own homemade salad dressings with the help of your trusty Thermomix®?

Use a handful of fresh ingredients to make a good quality dressing that tastes even better than ones you might find at the shops. It’ll only take a few minutes of your time too. So, if you're looking to get more creative with your salads without the fuss, the Thermomix® is your salad-making BFF.

Top Tip: If you're looking to keep your salads fresh and flavoursome, vac-u-seals are your secret! Store chopped salads, salad leaves and even dressings!

Here are 5 homemade dressing recipes you’re going to want to try this summer! They’re all quite versatile so you don’t have to limit yourself to just a salad!

1. Chimichurri

Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce typically drizzled over steak! But it’s extremely versatile and can be used as a zesty dressing for salad, as a marinade for chicken or even combined with yoghurt for a zingy dip. 

2. Caesar Salad Dressing 

The classic Caesar salad dressing we’ve all come to love with its balance between the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard. Plus, some anchovies if that’s what you like! This sauce also goes great in chicken burgers or tossed through a pasta salad.

3. Ranch Dressing

This ranch dressing recipe is one to remember – creamy, tangy and herb-infused! It’s super versatile and can be used as a dipping sauce for chicken wings, potato chips and vegetables, or drizzled over salads, tacos and even pizza. Plus, it’ll be one that’s so loved everyone will be asking for the special recipe! 

4. Miso Dressing

This Japanese inspired dressing has a beautiful umami flavour that will add depth of flavour to your dishes from its mix of ingredients. Use it as a dressing for salads. It goes great with cabbage, like in our Miso Coleslaw. It also works beautifully with noodles - either cold or warm!

If you're grilling meats, chicken or vegetables you can also use this dressing as a glaze. Your options are endless! 

5. Spicy Pineapple Vinaigrette

This has a refreshing flavour with its combination of sweet and spicy that sets it apart from other vinaigrettes. You can always adjust the level of spiciness or sweetness to suit everyone and it’ll add a flavoursome twist to your dish! 

If you want to add more flavour to your summer salads or want try a new salad dressing recipe, you can check out the NEW Dressing Collection on Cookidoo® here. There’s sure to be something for everyone!


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