This is not a salad recipe

This is not a salad recipe.  You know how to make a salad.  Lettuce, veggies, something crunchy, some protein, and voila, instant dinner/lunch/brunch/linner/etc.  You want a flank steak marinade recipe?  Covered. Easy peasy.

This is a recipe for salad dressing.  In my experience, people do not realize how simple it is to make homemade salad dressing and how much better tasting and better for you it is.  Aside from a bottle of Newman’s Own I keep in the fridge at my office for emergencies (you never know), I have not bought salad dressing in a year or more.  The recipe below is my favorite.  It’s light, tangy, and very versatile.  You can leave it in the fridge, covered, for about a week.  It will revolutionize your salads…and maybe your life.  Trust me.

Simple Salad Dressing

  • 3TB white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsps dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 4TB olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Whisk together first 4 ingredients.  Stream in olive oil and whisk to fully emulsify.  Season with salt and pepper.  Makes enough dressing for 4-5 servings of salad, depending on how much you like!

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4 thoughts on “This is not a salad recipe

  1. It’s hard to go back to store-bought after you realize how good and easy homemade is! We keep an ‘emergency’ bottle of dressing in the fridge, just in case :)

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