When you make your own dressing, it’s easy if you stick to this rule. 4 parts oil and one part vinegar.
The rest is all extra flavoring. You can put what ever you like depending on what your tastes are. I start with the oil and vinegar mix, and add freshly ground sea salt and pepper and a spoon full of mustard and a clove or two of garlic and you have a delicious dressing. Use a recycled glass jar with a lid so you can shake it easily and make enough for the entire week, and Bob’s your uncle. Here is another dressing recipe, Low Calorie, Easy to Make Ranch Dressing.
If you get a bit bored with the flavor after you have used it on a few salads, add some lime and honey to the jar, a sprinkle of dill, give it a shake, and you have a different flavor. There’s no need to buy that goop from the store. It’s full of preservative and highly processed. Once you have the ingredients in your kitchen, you can start to experiment.
- 1 Cup Oil - Olive or Flax
- ¼ Cup Vinegar - Balsamic or red wine
- 1-2 Cloves Garlic - Crushed
- Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
- ½ Lemon or Lime - Juice
- 1 tsp Mustard - Any, Dijon is perfect
- 1 tsp Honey - If you like a sweeter taste
- Put everything in the jar and shake.