March 27, 2014

DIY Salad Dressings

Do you enjoy eating salads? The key to a good salad is not only what's in it, but also the dressing. It's really what brings the salad together.

It's easy to make your own personalized salad dressings with items you already have at home. The basic ratio of sour, sweet and oil is easily modified and infinitely variable. Once you taste your own homemade salad dressing, I promise you won't be able to get enough. Plus, you'll be saving money and valuable fridge space when you nix the bottled crap from your grocery shopping trips.

They key to remember for any good salad dressing is 2:1:1 - 2 oil, for every 1 sour and 1 sweet. Dijon mustard is not necessary, but helps bind the ingredients so the oil and vinegar don't separate. And might I suggest maple syrup as your sweet. I promise you, the maple flavour is not overpowering.

1 c. extra virgin olive oil (or canola oil)
1/2 c. any vinegar
1/2 c. honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
1 tbsp. any herb
salt + pepper

Decide which ingredients you'd like to use, add to a Mason jar, close the lid and shake vigorously until combined.

Simple, right? 

Do you have your own homemade salad dressing recipe to share?

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  1. I made this yesterday and let it sit overnight to have with a salad for lunch about an hour ago, and WOW! It's amazing!!! Great job, and thank you for sharing!!! Keep them up!!!

    1. Yay!! I saw you pinned it too! Are you hooked now or what? So easier, and so much better than store bought crap. What did you add to yours?!


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