I generally like italian dressings, but Outback has an incredible mustard vinaigrette that I absolutely love!
really the possibilities are endless
if you have a blender or food processor you can make any dressing
if you've never made an oil/vinager based dressing, it's pretty simple- add all ingredients except oil, turn on blender, very slowly drizzle in oil, and voila! dressing.
white balsamic vinager makes an excellent dressing, I'm too lazy too google recipes right now though
Chart House Bleu Cheese dressing on copykat.com is really good.
Don't add the salt. The cheese has enough salt in it.
Catalina ... http://www.food.com/20902
Balsamic Vinaigrette ... http://www.food.com/92915
Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette ... http://www.food.com/131432 ... http://www.food.com/195285
This was interesting ...
Mexican Salad Dressing
Neely, Martina and William. The International Chili Society Official Chili Cookbook. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1981.
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vinegar
2/3 cup oil
These are different ranch dressings:
I make my own. Super simple.
Use a 5-3-1 ratio of oil, vinegar and mustard. then throw in whatever herbs you like. Sometimes I throw in a little mayonnaise to emulsify it all.
Today I just made a ginger-soy dressing that's really good.
5 TB oil (I used regular canola oil blended with peanut oil and sesame oil but it all added up to 5)
3 TB rice wine vinegar
1 TB mustard (today it was dijon)
Smashed up ginger
Splash of soy sauce
Avocado oil makes a really good dressing, too.
There's a big section of Bosnian foods in my neighborhood supermarket, and sometimes I'll get a big jar of pickled red peppers in oil to throw in a salad.
When I add those, no dressing necessary except for maybe a little splash of balsamic to sweeten it all up.