The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing


The Perfect Homemade Dressing Recipe

 Makes 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Note:  This recipe works great with any kind of vinegar you love, especially red wine vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar is full of health benefits and is also great in this recipe.  I love high quality, balsamic vinegars....My favorites this summer have been aged Peach or Fig Balsamic.  For the best taste, look for small bottles of well-aged balsamic.  The huge bottles tend to be too acidic. 

Directions:  (3 techniques!)

1.  Shaking:  Place all ingredients in a mason jar.  Shake vigorously for 30 seconds until emulsified.

2.  Whisking: To use this method, whisk everything except the olive oil in a small bowl, then stream in the olive oil while you continue to whisk until the dressing is emulsified.

3.  To make a single serving:  Use one tablespoon each of vinegar and oil, a small dab of mustard and a dash of salt and pepper.


Do you make your own salad dressing?  What is your favorite recipe? 

Happy Salad Making!