Habanero Heat Salad Dressing Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2013
I thought this was great. I had to change a bit due to personal preference and pantry limitations. I used half sesame (untoased) and half roasted peanut oil instead of olive oil--personal preference--and a red serrano pepper from my garden--what I had on hand. I also used a natural peanut butter so I added a bit of honey, too. I love the idea, and the taste is great. Makes a great sauce for pasta or other grains, dip, marinade, etc. It's definitely a keeper recipe. Thanks, Soup Lover-Sue!
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Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2013
I really like this salad. I didn't find rice wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar instead. Just found out that I actually needed rice vinegar.
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Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2011
Loved the fl;avor for this but we used as a dipping type sauce fro grilled veggies that I made. I put it on a garden salad and the taste did not seem to work all that well so maybe a different type of salad would be better. I really did love it as the dipping sauce and willmake it again for that for sure.
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Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2011
I did not have an habanero pepper, only a jalapeno, so that's what I used. Next time, I will be sure to buy the habanero because what I made needed more heat. I didn't have black seseame seeds, so I used regular, and I don't think that affected the taste too much. The one negative I have is that I think the peanut butter taste dominated too much, so I'd use less the next time, and add more if necessary after tasting. Served this with the recommended chop chop salad.
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Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2011
We made this dressing for the first time last week and have made it 5 times since then. We have shared it with so many people and everyone LOVES it! It is VERY spicy with the habanero in it, but I like spicy. If you didn't want it too spicy, maybe use half of a habanero or a jalepeno instead. I also want to try it as a marinade too.
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Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2011
I really did like this! It grows on you. I can't even say I like it on it's own, but on salad it's great! However, I did make changes. I sauteed the garlic and pepper (jalapeno instead of habanero) before blending and used white balsamic and some apple cider vinegar. I really liked the texture and the flavor was good but I think could be improved by using the right pepper and vinegar. I will saute again. I ate an entire plate of greens so it served it's purpose! It is creamy, a little sweet with a little heat- just about the perfect dressing!
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