Does anyone buy bottled salad dressing anymore? If the answer is “yes” I can’t help but feel compelled to shake my fists in the air and demand WHY? Have you looked on the back of a salad dressing label lately? That should be reason enough to make your own but I will give you another reason, it takes like 2 seconds and you’ll know what’s in it! (wait, that’s two more reasons I think)…you get it.
Here is my go to salad dressing recipe, it’s a sweeter vinaigrette but can be adjusted easily to your taste preferences. I suggest making the dressing in a large liquid measuring cup so that you can just refer to the measurements on the cup while you add ingredients (although you might need some basic addition skills to do this).
Here’s the recipe…
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar of your choice)
- 2 tbsp honey or agave
- 2 tbsp stone ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Combine everything together and whisk really well…done. I also like to make this dressing in a mason jar so that I can pop the lid on and shake it till I make it. It will last in the fridge for weeks and you can always double or halve the recipe depending on your needs. It also serves as a great marinade for chicken or beef, there’s really nothing it can’t do.