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Snazzy Balsamic Salad Dressing

January 19, 2010

I can tell by your face that you’re thinking ‘Really? Is this girl seriously writing a blog post about salad dressing?’  Yes, I am.  It’s true but don’t worry, the world won’t come to an end or anything like that… at least not yet.

I know that a lot of people think of salads as kind of boring, maybe as a prep to your main meal.  I know some of us use it for colour on a bare-looking plate but this dressing is a little different.  Sometimes caesars can be huge and filling but this guy is  light and refreshing.  Plus it’s my great grandmothers recipe so, how can you go wrong!  …and it’s made in a mason jar and takes maybe 5 minutes. This one is a no fuss faraway foodie favorite!

This baby should be a mix of all your favorites so if you think something would compliment the mix, hey! throw it in there, why not experiment? Unlike a souffle, it won’t deflate and it can always be fixed (:  Here’s what I like to throw in mine


-olive oil
-balsamic vinegar
-mustard (dried or dijon)
-bay leaves

-S & P


1. Fill your mason jar about 1/3 full of olive oil, them 1/3 full of balsamic vinegar.  If you’re using the jars that are (about) a cup, add  1 clove of garlic (two if you please), about 1 tbs dijon (less for dried), a couple of sprigs of each herb (chopped), 2 bay leaves and about 1 tbs sugar along with a dash of salt and pepper.

Shake and serve atop your favorite lettuce mix!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. woods4 permalink*
    January 19, 2010 10:30 pm

    Well Sarah, this just looks delicious.

  2. January 20, 2010 11:51 pm

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a good salad dressing!

  3. January 21, 2010 6:22 pm

    Mmm! Recently I’ve been having just a salad for lunch – it’s getting a little boring. Can’t wait to try this out!

    ps. Pass on thanks to Geoff for visiting my photoblog. Much appreciated.

  4. lifestartsnow permalink
    January 23, 2010 9:07 pm

    this sounds and looks delicious!!


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