My sister makes the best salad dressing. I think my mom taught her how to make it, but she always has it when I go for dinner at her house… or when she’ll make it on family trips. Finally, the other day I asked her. HOW DO YOU MAKE THE SALAD DRESSING!? And she laughed at me because it’s so easy to make, she couldn’t believe I didn’t know the recipe. But it’s so easy (this will take you maybe 5 minutes to make), and so good, that I wanted to share it here.
Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe
Two things to note:
one: I only make a little at a time as I’m usually only making salad dressing for one. I have a jar that used to hold curry paste (it’s just a little guy) and like to reuse that for dressing – it’s the perfect size. It’s best fresh, so I prefer making it every couple days as opposed to making a giant batch. The recipe below yields enough dressing for three (maybe more?) big salads.
two: Feel free to experiment with proportions based on your own personal taste. There is no right or wrong. I like garlic so I use two cloves. You could also use more vinegar (I don’t personally like a very vinegary vinaigrette!)
- Olive Oil (she likes using a lemon one) – I use two tablespoons of Brightland’s lemon olive oil
- Champagne Vinegar – I use one tablespoon of Brightland’s champagne vinegar
- Fresh garlic (grate it on a microplane; I use 2 cloves!)
- Grain mustard – I do one teaspoon
- Fresh lemon – I use 1/2 lemon and just juice that using my handheld juicer.
Combine all ingredients in a small jar. Shake thoroughly before using. Keeps for a few days!
PS – My most essential kitchen gadgets, and my review of Brightland Olive Oil!
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This dressing looks amazing but I also just wanted to say that the Ballard/Seattle mustard is THE BEST!
it’s so good!
One tbs of olive oil, two tbs of vinegar and the juice of half a lemon makes enough dressing for “three big salads??”
Three big salads for one, yes! If you like more dressing, make more!
Ooh, I need to try this! 🙂
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Let me know if you do!!!!
I’ve been using her dressing recipe for years since I loved it so much in her panzanella recipe! I used it last week on a salad with cucumber, tomato, avocado, and mango. YUM!
AH i forgot about that! Yes so gooooood!!!
That’s my recipe! Since gluten free two years I make my own dressing just like this with one exception. I use straight Dijon mustard not the grainy one. It’s delicious.
My gastro doctor warned about most salad dressings not being GF so make my own.
Yum!! It’s the best!
Sounds delicious! Definitely going to try it, thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome!
I made this tonight and it was divine!!! I had everything in my fridge. Shocked at how good it was. Thanks so much for sharing!!
Aw good, I am so happy to hear that!!!! It’s so good!
It looks pleasingly radioactive. Totally trying this this weekend!