A Little DIY: Salad Dressing

I’m a bit of a hoarder – every time I use up mustard or spices, I save the little jar. My roommate thinks I’m crazy but they’re perfect for making your own salad dressing. It’s so easy, I tell ya! You’ll never need the expensive bottled stuff again.

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My go-to formula:

ACID  +  OIL +  MUSTARD  +  SWEETENER  +  SALT/PEPPER 

I like a squirt of mustard, a dash of sweetener, and a 50-50 ratio of acid to oil, but that’s on the lighter side.  All you do is pour the ingredients into a jar and s~h~a~k~e it up to emulsify and create a smooth, full-bodied dressing. If you taste it and don’ t like it, just throw in a little more of whatever you think it needs and shake it up again. It’s almost impossible to screw up!

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The possibilities are endless! Just use what you have on hand. Any combination of the options below would be delicious:

Acid: Citrus juice (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit) or vinegar (sherry, champagne, balsamic, rice, etc.)

Oil: Olive, grapeseed, walnut, sesame, peanut, avocado

Sweetener: Sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, jam, mashed up berries

Extras: Minced garlic/shallots/scallions, chopped herbs, ginger, soy sauce, sesame seeds

 

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