My Sister’s Salad Dressing Recipe.

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe

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!)



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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  1. Sinds:

    This dressing looks amazing but I also just wanted to say that the Ballard/Seattle mustard is THE BEST!

    8.12.20 Reply
    • it’s so good!

      8.12.20 Reply
    • Jane:

      One tbs of olive oil, two tbs of vinegar and the juice of half a lemon makes enough dressing for “three big salads??”

      8.13.20 Reply
  2. Ooh, I need to try this! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    8.12.20 Reply
  3. 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!

    8.12.20 Reply
  4. 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.

    9.1.20 Reply
  5. Carolyn:

    Sounds delicious! Definitely going to try it, thanks for sharing!

    10.6.20 Reply
  6. 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!!

    4.29.21 Reply
  7. MD:

    It looks pleasingly radioactive. Totally trying this this weekend!

    4.30.21 Reply