10 salad dressings you can make in minutes

Don't stress over salads. We've created ten easy dressings from storecupboard ingredients you can mix together in minutes.

10 salad dressings you can make in minutes

It's the last thing you think of when you're putting together a no-fuss summer side salad: the dressing. With this in mind, we've created ten super-easy dressings you can throw together for any occasion to suit every possible leafy combination. 

French

French dressingA classic recipe that everyone enjoys, made with oil and vinegar. This is the solid foundation of the salad dressing world. To make, whisk 1 tsp Dijon mustard with 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of sugar and salt and pepper in a small bowl or shake together in a jam jar. 

Try it with our simple green salad with avocado.

Honey & mustard

Honey & mustardSweet with a little bit of heat, this is another popular combination. Just five storecupboard ingredients stand between you and salad perfection. To make, stir together 2 tsp wholegrain mustard with 2 tsp honey and the juice of 1 lemon in a small bowl. Gradually stir in 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 

Try it on our chicken breast with avocado salad.

Sesame & soy

Sesame & soyIf you're looking for a subtly nutty, savoury dressing then this Asian-style dressing is ideal. Just add 2 tbsp soy, 2 tbsp sesame, 2 tbsp groundnut oil, juice of 1 lime, 1/4 tsp of chilli flakes and 1 tsp honey to a small bowl and stir together. 

Try it with Asian pulled chicken salad.


Sherry & sultana 

Sherry & sultana dressingPlump, juicy sultanas and the slightly sweet wine go nicely together in this orangey dressing. Whisk together the zest and juice of 1 orange, 4 tbsp sherry vinegar and 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil together in a small bowl. Season to taste then stir in 2 tbsp sultanas

Try drizzling this over our smoky maple duck salad.

Parsley

Parsley dressingThis light, herby dressing with a hint of garlic goes well with fish, pasta salad or a nutrient-packed tabbouleh. It's not overwhelming and it's just a shake away. To make, chop 1/2 small pack of parsley then add to a small bowl with 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp sherry vinegar, 1/2 clove of grated garlic and 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Try it on our spring vegetable & cauliflower tabbouleh.

Caper and anchovy

Caper & anchovyGarlic and anchovy is the ultimate savoury and salty combination. Finish with a drizzle of red wine vinegar and a handful of versatile capers. To make, crush 1 clove of garlic with a pinch of salt and 2 anchovy fillets in oil in a pestle and mortar. Whisk in 2 tbsp red wine vinegar followed by 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 2 tbsp capers.

Try this dressing on our courgette & spinach salad.

Ginger & wasabi

Ginger & wasabiAdd a little heat to your standard salad with this zingy ginger dressing. To make, grate a thumb-sized piece of ginger into a small bowl. Stir in 2 tsp wasabi paste, 6 tbsp rapeseed oil and 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Try a spoonful over our Oriental duck salad.

Sweet chilli

Sweet chilli dressingWith a slight kick that won't blow your head off, this sweet and sticky chilli dressing adds a little something extra to any simple side salad. We'd also recommend trying it as a dipping sauce or a sweet marinade. To make, mix together 2 tbsp sweet chilli dressing with zest 2 limes and 6 tbsp of rice wine vinegar in a small bowl. 

Try this dressing on our chilli chicken & bacon salad.

Tahini

Tahini dressingThis cool, delicate, sesame-based dressing goes well with Middle Eastern style salads or drizzled over griddled halloumi. To make, stir together 2 tbsp tahini with the juice of 1 lemon, salt, pepper and 6 tbsp of water in a small bowl. 

Try it with our grilled aubergine tabbouleh.

Minty yogurt

Minty yogurt dressingWhat could be better than crunchy cucumber chunks and a light, minty sauce? To make, roughly chop 1/2 small pack of mint and 1/4 cucumber. Combine into a bowl with 150g natural yogurt, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, zest of 1/2 lemon then season with salt and pepper. 

If you need some inspiration, check out our salad collection.

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