A 3-Ingredient Sauce to Upgrade Whatever’s Around

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else—flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst: We don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butte…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else—flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst: We don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re making a dressing that’s as easy as 1-2-3.


Whether for a salad, grain bowl, or lettuce wrap—or just that forgotten cucumber in the crisper—a simple dressing recipe always comes in handy. (Dressing as in sauce, not as in Thanksgiving side. Though, honestly, that often comes in handy too.)

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Our 21 Best Recipes for When You Need a Salad—Stat

When I’m in the mood for something bright and fresh, nothing but a salad will do—whether that means tossing all the random bits of veg and beans lying around my fridge into a big bowl or taking a bit of extra time to roast up some squash and toss it wi…

When I'm in the mood for something bright and fresh, nothing but a salad will do—whether that means tossing all the random bits of veg and beans lying around my fridge into a big bowl or taking a bit of extra time to roast up some squash and toss it with tahini and chickpeas.

I don't know about you, but with a whole lot of comfort food on the menu these past couple of months, I've newly been in a "bright, fresh" kind of mood a lot lately—so I rounded up a bunch of Food52's finest and freshest. Here are 21 of our all-time best salad recipes, from a cooling watermelon–tomato salad to the most epic Cobb salad ever.

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Easy Green Goddess Dressing

This green goddess dressing is exactly what we need right now. It’s creamy, tangy, and fully loaded with fresh, herbal flavor. I’ve savored it by the spoonful…

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easy green goddess dressing recipe

This green goddess dressing is exactly what we need right now. It’s creamy, tangy, and fully loaded with fresh, herbal flavor. I’ve savored it by the spoonful while imagining sunny days ahead.

The Green Goddess is going to carry us through to spring. We’re going to make it. I can feel it.

herbs for green goddess dressing

I put some soup recipe development on hold when I finalized this dressing. I’ll figure it out soon enough (hint: it’s also green). I’m too busy drizzling this versatile dressing over anything and everything.

The funny thing about this green goddess dressing recipe is that it’s so very simple. I tried adding lemon juice and olive oil, and they only distracted from the beautiful combination of good Greek yogurt and fresh herbs.

In fact, you can use any combination of fresh herbs for this recipe. That leftover parsley and cilantro in the fridge? Let’s use ’em up.

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Ginger Salad Dressing

Ginger lovers, this salad dressing is for you! It’s warming and bright, but not too fiery. I’m trying to eat more greens between the holidays, so it…

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fresh ginger salad dressing recipe

Ginger lovers, this salad dressing is for you! It’s warming and bright, but not too fiery. I’m trying to eat more greens between the holidays, so it seemed like the perfect time to share.

This salad dressing recipe is easy to whip up and keeps for a week or longer in the fridge. You’ll need olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a touch of maple syrup, and fresh ginger.

how to make ginger dressing

The flavors in this ginger dressing play so well with this season’s fresh produce—think pears or apples, pomegranate, and roasted sweet potato or butternut. Feta or goat cheese, pecans or pepitas would all be nice accents. I can’t think of a green that wouldn’t benefit from a drizzle of it.

You’ve perhaps seen this dressing in my sweet potato, arugula and wild rice salad and pomegranate and pear salad, which are two of my favorite hearty winter salads. If you’re looking for a gingery dressing that would complement a meal with Asian flavors, I’d recommend trying my carrot ginger dressing instead. Please let me know how you like this dressing in the comments!

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A Quick Vinaigrette Hack for Bigger, Bolder Salads

Heat your oil of choice, sprinkle in some black mustard and cumin seeds, and watch as they temper and splutter and pop. Chrrr … splat … POP.

That oil has now imbibed the savory, nutty flavors of the spices and is ready to cast its spell on the nex…

Heat your oil of choice, sprinkle in some black mustard and cumin seeds, and watch as they temper and splutter and pop. Chrrr ... splat ... POP.

That oil has now imbibed the savory, nutty flavors of the spices and is ready to cast its spell on the next set of ingredients: lentils, onions, and garlic. Or tomatoes and whatever vegetables you have in your pantry. Or if you're Priya Krishna, dahi toast.

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

You know how sometimes you have a preconceived notion of a random food item, and refuse to touch it based on that preconception?

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is creamy and tangy. Forget store-bought salad dressings; this homemade version is easy to make and tastes so much better.

Mixed salad dressed with blue cheese dressing

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but all I’ve been wanting to eat is salad.

From wedge salads and simple grilled chicken salads to Greek-style topped with gyro meat, I’ve been whipping up salads for lunch and dinner all month long.

Now that Elle is back in school, having a few of these quick and easy dinner salads in my repertoire makes weeknight meals a breeze.

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An authentic Nouc Cham Recipe

An authentic Nouc Cham Recipe, a Vietnamese dressing and dipping sauce for salads, spring rolls, and rice noodle bowls. Vegan Adaptable! While in Vietnam, I asked a cafe owner what the secret was to her Nouc Cham. Her response was short and simple and …

A simple authentic recipe for Nouc Cham, the Vietnamese dressing and dipping sauce for salads, spring rolls and noodle bowls. #nouccham #dressing #sauce #vietnamesesauce #dippingsauce

An authentic Nouc Cham Recipe, a Vietnamese dressing and dipping sauce for salads, spring rolls, and rice noodle bowls. Vegan Adaptable! While in Vietnam, I asked a cafe owner what the secret was to her Nouc Cham. Her response was short and simple and stuck with me ever since — equal parts.  For those of you...

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