You know what I heard? I heard that there are still people who buy bottled salad dressing! I know. Why would you? Have you read the list of ingredients? It’s filled with things you can’t even pronounce.
Once you’ve made your own, you’ll never go back to bottled. It’s so easy. I mix up a jar of basic dressing at the beginning of the week, and then it’s ready any time I want a salad. Plus, you can add all kinds of things to change it up. Use nut oils or herb-infused oils, lemon juice instead of vinegar, or herb-infused vinegars, garlic, anchovies…seriously the possibilities are endless.
This is the basic formula from The Best Recipes in the Worldby Mark Bittman.
Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots or red onions, optional (I didn’t have any)
- 1/4 cup sherry, balsamic, or wine vinegar
- 4-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to taste
- salt and black pepper to taste
Whisk the ingredients together, beginning with 4 tablespoons of the olive oil and adding more as necessary.
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