Making Your Own Salad Dressing is Easy

Balsamic vinegar, red and white wine vinegar
Balsamic vinegar, red and white wine vinegar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all know unhealthy ingredients slip into salad dressing, but you can make a simple vinaigrette at home.  The formula is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar.  You may use olive oil, but any good vegetable oil will work, even flavored oils.  Apple cider vinegar works, but I prefer balsamic or red wine vinegar. Flavored vinegars or citrus juice may be also substituted.

Add desired seasonings to the vinegar in a small bowl.  Add oil slowly in a small stream while beating with a wire whisk.  Beat until the oil is incorporated into the dressing. This creates an “emulsion” so the dressing does not instantly separate. This may also be done in a blender.

That’s the basic vinaigrette.  Jazz it up with mustard, honey, finely chopped garlic or onion, any herbs and spices your heart desires.

We love comments! Thank you!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.