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.
EVERYDAY SALAD DRESSING
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!