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.
Sunflower (or Canola) oil: 100 ml (aprox. 1/2 US cups)
Extra virgin Olive oil: 50 ml (aprox. 1/4 US cups)
Red wine vinegar: 25 ml (aprox. 1.5 T)
Lemon juice: 25 ml (aprox. 1.5 T)
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
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.