Savory Dressings Recipes from Portugal

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How about dressings recipes ? It’s true that you can get dressings from supermarkets, however nothing compares to making your own dressing recipes at home. Not only it is healthful, it is probably more affordable. Furthermore dressings are quite easy to prepare. You can just put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and in a few seconds you’ll have a savory dressing.

As you know dressings are widely used in salads but it’s not only for that. Dressings can also be used to top seadfood and poultry. specially chicken as well as fruit and vegetables. So if you are looking for portuguese dressing recipes the ones below and in another page are probably the most popular ones.

Some people find fascinating the mixing of the dressing with the salad, specially if done by expert hands. At the occasion the Mixing Bowl  becomes the focus of all eyes and therefore it is important that the Bowl  is also aesthetically pleasing to give the feeling of freshness.

Dressings Recipes that the portuguese enjoy:

Chilli and Garlic Dressing (Tempero de Piri Piri e Alho)

Savory Dressings Recipes from Portugal


2 table spoons of olive oil, 1 tea spoon of chilli powder, 1 table spoon of garlic wine vinegar, 1/2 a tea spoon of sugar, 1 table spoon of chopped fresh coriander


In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together until smooth. Serve with chicken a potato salad or any salad that you like spicy.

For dressings recipes with garlic you can perfectly mince the peeled cloves with a Garlic Cutter  and your hands will never have to come into contact with the pungent garlic cloves. Also if you need to press out the juices of garlic then the best way to do it is with a Garlic Press , leaving the fibrous material behind.

Cummin Dressing (Tempero de Cominhos)


1/2 tea spoon of ground cumin, 1/2 tea spoon of ground coriander, 2/3 of a cup of natural yogurt, 1 table spoon of chopped ginger root, 2 table spoons of chopped fresh coriander.


In a small ball, stir all of the dressing ingredients together. Serve with boiled potatoes, broccoli, etc.

If you want to keep your home made dressings in the refrigerator you can do it with a Dressing Jar. A jar like this is excellent to retain the freshness of the dressing because it uses a specially designed lid that seals the jar by using a Food Saver Jar Sealer.