Simple Salad Dressing Recipe

 

Summer is almost over, but there is still plenty of warm weather and evening light to enjoy the simple pleasure of a bowl of salad made with fresh vegetables from farm stands or local farmers markets served outdoors. This simple salad dressing is not only a healthier option to the store-bought ones which often contain sugar or other preservative ingredients. This simple salad dressing can be made with the ingredients you might already have, so it will save you money too! :)

 

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings):

4 Tbs. Extra virgin olive oil (preferably organic)

1Tbs. Fresh squeezed lemon juice or vinegar of your choice (red/white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, etc)

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

How to make it:

Mix all the ingredients in a bottle and shake, or drizzle/sprinkle each of the ingredients over a salad bowl and toss together.

 

 

Notes:

• The ratio of oil to vinegar is 4:1. For example, if you use 1 cup of olive oil, you need 1/4 cup vinegar. By using the ratio, you can make any amount you like.

• Make this as a base recipe and you can add minced garlic, chopped tomatoes or herbs of your choice to make your own special dressing.

 

• You can make it ahead of time and keep it in a fridge for future use. Shake it well before using.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

-Toyoko Schieferdecker - volunteer blogger, member owner