eva (faerycake) wrote in vegancooking,

salad dressings

I make loads of salads, and these dressings are fantastic with them! The first two are more subtle, the last two certainly aren't...but they're great and really complete a meal :)

Fruit Juice Dressing

50ml orange juice
25ml apple juice concentrate
20ml lemon juice
small knob of grated ginger
sprinkling of caraway seeds

Combine all ingredients and whisk together.

I really like this dressing because it doesn't contain any oil or anything, so it's very light and the apple juice concentrate makes it sweet without the use of processed sugar. If you don't like an aniseedy flavour leave out the caraway seeds, but you can't taste them that much, they just make it taste lighter. Especially good with: couscous/grain salad, rice salad, green salad, cabbage salad.

Tamari Vinaigrette

50ml olive oil
25ml vinegar (I use rice vinegar)
25ml tamari (or soy sauce)
sprinkling of tarragon

This is probably the tastiest dressing, it tastes great with everything! However, it's especially good with: couscous/grain salad, cold rice noodle salads, rice salads, green salads and I've also used it in stir frys with a bit less oil.

Tomato Vinaigrette

50ml olive oil
25ml vinegar (I use rice vinegar)
25g tomato puree
10ml (approx) apple juice concentrate
oregano & basil

Combine all ingredients and liquidise.

This is such a lovely dressing, but fairly rich and thick due to the tomato puree. Best on: Leafy green salads (especially spinach based ones), bean salads, pasta salads.

Sweet&Sour dressing

25ml soy sauce
25ml cider vinegar
25g tomato puree
2 dsp lemon juice
1 tsp vegan sugar/sweetener

Combine all ingredients and whisk together.

I first made this as a makeshift stir fry sauce, but it's lovely cold on salads too...the other day I used it on a sort of couscous/chickpea mixture and it was lovely!
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