Tuesday, February 16, 2016

So Simple

 Everyday Salad Dressing

He took a couple of bites and said, "This is good." I told him what was in the dressing. He asked, "That's all?" Yep. That's all.

I found this recipe at judyschickens.org. When I saw the it, I was also in need of a new bottle. I also followed her lead and asked for this OXO bottle for Christmas. (I got the small one.) Sometimes the simple gifts are best.

This dressing is so simple, just right for a lightly dressed salad She advised NOT using balsamic vinegar here because it gets "syrupy." I'm taking her word for it. The change I would make? I would add a little more garlic pepper.  In fact, I'll add a bit more before we use it again.

The other big plus with this recipe is that she says "store at room temp" part. An olive oil based dressing gets solid when stored in the refrigerator. It takes quite some time for it to liquify again. I like being able to pick this up and use it without waiting and hour or so. If you are more comfortable with refrigeration, do it that way.

If you Google "Everyday Salad Dressing," you'll find an abundance of recipes. (I almost never figured out where I found this recipe in the first place.) Most are based on a 1 part vinegar/2 parts oil ratio. You can change up the seasoning to suit you. But for now, I'm sticking with this one.


1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2  teaspoon McCormick’s Garlic Pepper* (I will add just a little more next time.)

Put ingredients in a jar with a tight lid. Shake until blended.

*I found McCormick's Garlic Pepper at my local store. That means it shouldn't be hard to find for you.

PS  Go visit Judy at http://judyschickens.org/  Fun things there!


  1. Can't wait to try the dressing recipe! I made your banana bread this weekend and it was delicious!

    1. Thanks, Janie. We love that banana bread--especially the little granddaughters. The original recipe was a bit more complicated. I simplified it by using self-rising flour and changing the mixing process. I've tasted both versions. I can't tell any difference!

  2. Thanks for the blog love, Mimi!! I'm so appreciative, and flattered, that you and your husband are enjoying my salad dressing recipe. Isn't the OXO container great? No drips. I'm looking forward to trying your banana bread recipe. Thanks again for the shout out!

    1. Isn't this whole blog thing fun? I love making friends across the web. And yes, the OXO bottle is great. I lost the little wheel from my old Tupperware shaker so it doesn't mix things well anymore. Thinking I like this new bottle better!

    2. I so agree, Mimi! I think you found my blog through Ann's post on MasonDixonKnitting.com, right?

    3. Yes, I did. And since have found out we have a mutual friend. Missy!

  3. Simple and sounds delicious - both are criterias for me!

    1. I think I used to make complicated recipes. A long time ago. But simple is the order of the day now.


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