Mustard Salad Dressing
Mustard salad dressing is something you can say has been brought straight out of grandma's kitchen. One of the oldest methods of dressing up a salad, this dish has come a long way with many additions and variations in the basic recipe. Here are some of the most famous mustard salad dressings that will flavor up your food in a matter of minutes:
Plain Mustard Flavoring plain Essentials: 1 cup olive oil
½ cup mustard powder
½ teaspoon oregano Salt and pepper (as per your requirement)
To Do: Mix all the ingredients together in a jar and shake it well. This simple dressing goes with any vegetable salad and can be stored in refrigerator for a long period of time.
Vinegar and Mustard Sauce Essentials:
½ cup vinegar
3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon mustard paste
½ cup sweet lime juice
To Do: Add all the ingredients together and mix well either by using a spoon or with the help of an electric blender. Store in a cool place and always cover the storing jar/ bottle with a lid.
Note: If required, add pinch of salt for taste to this dish
Potato and Cream Coulis
½ cup boiled and mashed potato
½ sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
2-3 cilantro leaves
¼ cup dry mustard seeds
2 teaspoons rock salt
½ cup water
To Do: Grind the dry mustard seeds to get fine powder and keep it aside. Blend boiled potatoes along with sour cream and mayonnaise. Put water to the mixture, add the mustard powder, rock salt and cilantro leaves and blend again. Store this dressing in refrigerator.
Honey and Lime Vinaigrette
2 cups of olive oil or truffle oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup fresh lime juice
2-3 basil leaves
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon mint and cilantro paste
½ cup mustard paste
To Do: Add the condiment pastes to olive (or truffle) oil and mix well. Chop basil leaves finely and put them in the above mixture. Add lime juice, honey and black pepper powder and mix well. This spicy, sour and sweet tasting sauce makes a great add-on to green vegetables and also a nice dip for potato wedges.
Special Dressing for Spinach Salad
Essentials: Special Dressing for Spinach Salad
2 cups of virgin olive oil
1 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon mustard powder
½ cup finely chopped shallots
½ cup chopped jalapeño
¼ cup fresh lime juice Salt and pepper (as per your requirement)
To Do: Blend the chopped shallots and jalapeño to get a fine paste. Add powdered condiment, salt, and pepper to it. Pour the virgin olive oil in a jar. Add lime juice and agave nectar to it and shake well. Add the above prepared mixture to the liquid emulsification and mix well. This tangy and sweet dressing makes a bland spinach platter delight to eat.
Cream Dill and Dijon Mustard Topping
1 cup sour cream
1 cup Dijon mustard
½ cup sun dried dill
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon oregano Pinch of cinnamon powder Salt and pepper (as per your requirement)
To Do: Mix Dijon mustard and sour cream in a blender. Add oregano, dill, salt, and pepper and blend one more time. Take out this mixture in a bowl and add buttermilk to it while stirring constantly. Just before tossing this creamy, delicious serving on your salad, add pinch of cinnamon to it to get a mesmerizing aroma.
Features of Dijon Mustard:
- As the name suggests, this condiment has its origin in Dijon, France.
- Nowadays it is manufactured locally in US as well as UK.
- It can be made at home too.
- It contains red as well as white wine.
- It has a stronger flavor than regular yellow mustard.
- Its authentic preparation includes using verjuice (acidic secretion obtained by crushing or simply pressing unripe grapes) in place of vinegar to get a fiercer taste and aroma.
- This condiment has been used since ancient times for its healing and other medicinal properties.
- It is known to have laxative effects which help in regulating proper digestion.
- Consuming a salad which has mustard dressing in it is proven to maintain regular blood circulation.
- Seeds of this condiment are known to posses selenium which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
- It has antiseptic properties which is why it helps in building the body's immune system.
- Since long it has been a practice to consume mustard to cure cold and cough.
- In case of small injuries, it is observed that healing occurs quickly if enough mustard is included in the diet.