2009-05-19

Off-Topic: Salad Dressing Recipe


I recently decided to try and duplicate my favorite commercial Oil and Vinegar dressing. After some web-searching and taste-testing I created the following recipe which I have found tastes better than the original.


Oils:
Sunflower (or Canola) oil: 100 ml (aprox. 1/2 US cups)
Extra virgin Olive oil: 50 ml (aprox. 1/4 US cups)

Acidics:
Red wine vinegar: 25 ml (aprox. 1.5 T)
Lemon juice: 25 ml (aprox. 1.5 T)

Spices:
Onion powder: 1/4 tsp
Garlic powder: 1/4 tsp
Sea salt: 1/4 tsp
Oregano: 1/2 tsp
Dried mint: 1/4 tsp
Ground pepper: a few pinches
Dijon mustard: 1/4 tsp

Directions:
Add the spices to the Acidics and mix well. Add the Oils and whisk together in a suitable container (e.g. a glass jar). If possible, marinate for a few hours and shake well before use.

I have found that the Dijon mustard, while contributing slightly to the overall taste, also acts as an emulsifier. This holds the dressing together longer so that every portion contains a more complete combination of flavours.

10 comments:

Devika said...

Ummm..that definitely was unexpected here, Masago :)

let me try, if I can get all those stuff here...i am not familiar with Dijon mustard..need to check :)

wishes,
devika

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

my kind of man.
glad that you added the US cups- I never understood ml. :)

Bill said...

Very generous of you to share this. I'll pass it on to Pat at once.

Gillena Cox said...

Okay will try your recipe

much loe
gillena

Janice Thomson said...

Sounds awfully good Vaughn! Will indeed give it a try. I'm with Andrew and I'm Canadian - can never figure out that metric.

aurora said...

Who do you think you are - Paul Newman? :)

Masago said...

Thank you all for you comments. I hope you get a chance to try out this recipe. :-)

Devika: Dijon is a type of mustard from France.

Andrew & Janice: Viva la metric system! It is hard to believe that there are only three countries left in the world that aren't metric, and the USA is one of them! :-)

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Aurora: No, but he was a big inspiration! :-)

Pamela said...

I'll bring the greens.

Paula said...

This sounds delicious. I will definitely give it a try! :)

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