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Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

Hello everyone!

I've had so many tasty salad dressings at Swiss-German restaraunts. I've searched online and haven't really had any luck finding authentic recipes for the typical delicious French and Italian dressings served at these type of restaraunts.

Do any of you have recipes?

Thank-you!
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Re: Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

Next you'll want the recipe for Aromat....
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Re: Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

Don't have an exact recipe, but experiment with olive oil, basamic vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard and some seasoning (salt, pepper and some fresh herbs). You can also add crushed garlic and chopped shallots. Just taste as you go along!
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Re: Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

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Don't have an exact recipe, but experiment with olive oil, basamic vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard and some seasoning (salt, pepper and some fresh herbs). You can also add crushed garlic and chopped shallots. Just taste as you go along!
Good beginning, but there's much more than just olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In practically every village with more than a few hundred inhabitants you can find all sorts of vinegars and oils.

Other ingredients to experiment with besides various kinds of vinegars and oils: yoghurt (to replace some of the vinegar), lemon juice (same), vegetable or beef stock (!).

And besides all the variety those ingredients already provide, I always add something sweet. I have no sweet tooth (professional reasons), but a little bit of sweetness can beef up every salad dressing. I use various kinds of honey but also enjoy the great variety of fruit syrups readily available at just about every grocery store worth its name in this country. Unlike syrups in the USA, they all are very easily soluble.

Mustard is an essential ingredient because of its emulsifying properties. I assume the same goes for mayonnaise, but I never use that.
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Re: Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

Basic Recipes are

2part Oil, 1 part vinegar, 2 part mayonaise, 1 part mustard, salt, pepper, herbs

or just

Oil and vinegar, salt and pepper


You can vary with the sort of oil and vinegar. Or add sugar or honey, lemon, yoghurt, even eggs.
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Re: Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

I have my own recipe for salad + dressing.
I use apples & cucumbar. For dressing i use yoghurt + cumin powder & a little bit of salt (if you like). I & my family found it's very tasty. We sometimes just eat it as a snack.
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Hello everyone!

I've had so many tasty salad dressings at Swiss-German restaraunts. I've searched online and haven't really had any luck finding authentic recipes for the typical delicious French and Italian dressings served at these type of restaraunts.

Do any of you have recipes?

Thank-you!
My personal recipe is always the same, some vinegar, lots of olive oil and finally some soy-sauce, a bit of mayonnaise and Muscat-nut may even improve it
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Re: Does anyone have any recipes for Swiss French & Italian salad dressings?

Classic French & Italian salad dressings are very simply to make. Each restaurant starts off with the basic recipe and then adds little personal touches like a different oil or vinegar and a variety of herbs. Follow this recipe as a guide:

http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/...-dressing.html

For Italian, substitute the white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar. You could use Balsamic but in restaurants/hotels the classic recipe is with red wine vinegar.
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