I turned to my Nourishing Traditions cookbook again this week for a quick and easy homemade salad dressing. The basic dressing recipe is easy enough to whip up for a quick weeknight dinner, but tasty enough for a nice party salad. Once you have the four ingredients required (which you might even already have), you can whip this up in about two minutes.
You need the following ingredients, a fork, and a small mixing bowl. The recipe makes about 3/4 cup dressing, so you may want to cut it in half like I did for my first attempt.
- 1 tsp Dijon-type mustard
- 2 Tbsp & 1 Tsp raw wine vinegar (I only had store-bought, non-raw on hand)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp expeller-expressed flax oil
To make, simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork. If you want to follow the recipe exactly, start by adding the mustard to the bowl and then each ingredient on the list, mixing as you go. The recipe also notes to add the olive oil in a thin stream.
By itself, the dressing has quite a tangy “zip” (mostly due to the wine vinegar), but over the salad it has just the right fresh, light taste. I added some freshly ground pepper to my salad and it was delicious. For once, I was able to even skip the cheese!
Hopefully you are pleasantly surprised by the taste if you try this recipe, and if you want to get extra creative the cookbook suggests adding a teaspoon of your favorite freshly chopped herbs or a pressed garlic clove. Yum!
*Recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon