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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing and a simple salad

Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing seems very simple and plain, but don't let looks fool you! It is so good. I am sure it is the lime juice. Lime juice always makes everything just a little bit better! Break some lettuce into your favorite salad bowl, slice some tomatoes, and drizzle on this Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing for a quick, enjoyable salad, that everyone will love. 

Conveniently this is also perfect as a dip for carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower, so you may want to double the recipe...because it makes a delicious dunk for crispy vegetables. I have been guilty of serving too many salads in the past. I always thought of a salad as being the perfect way to get more vegetables into our meals. And of course, they are unless no one eats them...

More than once when cleaning up after dinner, the only thing left over from the meal, was salad. After a few repeats of this happening I realized that while the idea of more vegetables was great if we didn't eat them, it was the same as not serving them...right then and there, I knew I needed to shift my thinking in regards to salads. So I did. And we have eaten better because of it!

Any vegetable can be a "salad", whether it is tossed greens or not. Sometimes a small platter of sliced cucumbers and a dunk of some sort set out at mealtime is all it takes to get more vegetables into your meals. And for some reason, this Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing just works! Thick enough to be a dunk, mild enough that everyone loves it and the best part, it is made from basic pantry ingredients...

So what are you waiting for?

Ingredients needed for this recipe!
  • lime juice
  • sugar
  • salt
  • paprika
  • milk 
  • mayonnaise
You will also need the following:
  • shaker/storage jar
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • possible, a whisk
Now we are ready to begin!

Easy and delicious Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing.
Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing.

Creamy Paprika Salad Dressing
adapted from: All in the Oven Cook Book
makes about 2/3 cup

1 T lime juice
1 T sugar
1/8 t salt
1 1/2 t Paprika
1 T milk
1/2 c mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until smooth, or add everything to a shaker jar, and shake. 

Refrigerate until serving time. to use, top drizzle over individual salads or toss a larger salad with dressing before serving. For dipping, offer small bowls for each to dip and dunk as desired!




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  1. what a fresh dressing! I love lime :) A perfect sharing with at Fiesta Friday!

  2. This sounds delicious! pinning so I can revisit and try it for my family.

    1. Thanks! I like the simple ingredient list, a fresh dressing is always easy to make with what you have on hand.


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