These Three Salad Dressings Will Put Lettuce Back on the Menu!
For me, a good salad recipe is all about the dressing. You can have all kinds of tasty bits in your salad, but if you haven’t got a great dressing to pull everything together, it will always feel like there’s something missing. If your salads have been feeling a bit naked lately, here are three easy ideas for salad dressings that will really liven up your lettuce!
First up, I made a classic vinaigrette, flavored with fresh basil and lemon juice.
- small bunch fresh basil
- 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- black pepper
1. Add the fresh basil to a mini food processor and blitz until finely chopped.
2. Transfer the chopped basil to a small bottle or jar and add the remaining ingredients.
3. Replace the lid and shake thoroughly, until the mixture emulsifies to give a rich dressing.
Add the fresh basil to a mini food processor and blitz until finely chopped. You could also chop your basil by hand if you don’t have a mini food processor.
Transfer the chopped basil to a small bottle or jar and add the remaining ingredients.
Replace the lid and shake thoroughly until the mixture emulsifies to give a rich dressing.
The mixture may separate into layers before serving — just give the bottle another shake before serving to mix it all up again.
If you like a super creamy salad dressing but still want big flavor, this next recipe is for you: a creamy BBQ dressing made with your favorite BBQ sauce.
- 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon BBQ sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion granules
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons water
1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.
I like to serve this salad dressing fairly thick, but you can add an extra dash of water if you’d prefer a more pourable dressing.
Beetroot and Ginger Dressing
And finally, I made something a bit different which is sure to wow at your dinner table — beetroot and ginger dressing! The color of this beetroot dressing is absolutely stunning.
- small bunch fresh cilantro
- 2 small cooked beetroots (or 1 larger cooked beetroot)
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger puree
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons water
1. Add the fresh cilantro to a mini food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz again until smooth.
Add the fresh cilantro to a mini food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz again until smooth. Adjust the consistency with an extra dash of water if desired.
With three easy dressings to choose from, these recipes will give you a salad for every occasion!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)