Thursday, December 5, 2013

Secret to Great Salad Dressing

large  salad with many vegetables

There is a secret to making great salad dressing. ! I will share with you how to make one.

My homemade salad dressings were always good, but now because I learned a little secret,  my dressings are great! ..

How I used to make my good but not great dressing:  I would squeeze fresh lime juice over my salad, add some cold pressed olive oil, a little salt pepper, pressed garlic and toss the salad. As I said,  it was good; I'm not complaining.

However, the other day ,I ate a salad at a gathering that was made with the same exact ingredients that I just mentioned , but this time the dressing knocked my socks off; it tasted so much better than my  dressing. It was strange because the ingredients were the same. Baffled, I asked the host why her dressing tasted so fabulous!
great salad dressing with a salad

The host, who was a caterer, explained that a salad dressing must be whisked and allowed to sit at room temperature for a while to allow the flavors to mingle and transform. Who knew.. ??

Dr. Fuhrman type salad with berries and almonds

From now on all of my dressing will be whisked and allowed to sit to mingle and transform.. Now I too will be able to  make not just a good, but great salad dressing

Simple but Delicious Basic Salad Dressing
1/4 -1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 fresh garlic clove, pressed
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
a few shakes of Trader Joe's " 21 Salute" ( salt free herbal mixture) or use any dried herbs you like ( oregano, basil, etc.)

In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together until blended.  Allow to sit and mingle at room temperature for at least 1/2 hour for best flavor.. Pour onto your salad and toss..

of course, a great salad dressing deserves a great salad!!

What kind of salad dressing do you make? How do you prepare it ? Please leave a comment.

Two of My Other Salad Dressings

Fresh Cranberry Salad Dressing
cranberries on a colorful green napkin

Cucumber Dill Salad Dressing
cucumber dill salad dressing over lettuce leaves

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  1. Thanks for the tip to make a better dressing. I have to try it.

  2. Thank you for sharing this secret. I'll give it a try.


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