Thursday, April 01, 2010

homemade salad dressing…



It’s spring, and I’m excited about marinated chicken and pasta salads and all kinds of springy food. =) I’ve decided to try making my own salad dressing this year. It’ll also double as chicken marinade or stir fry sauce if I’m feeling that on a particular day.

I found these wonderful containers in the kitchen utensils aisle at WallyWorld. At $1.50 a piece, they’re worth it. The side shows measurements in 1/4 c. increments, so I poured my wet stuff in right there without having to dirty up any measuring cups.

And to get you started if you want to join me, here’s the recipe I have in this container… It comes from “Family Feasts for $75 a Week” by Mary Ostyn, a fantastic healthy and frugal resource…


Greek Dressing

1/2 c. olive oil

1/4 c. water

1/3 c. red wine vinegar

1 T. Dijon mustard

1 T. sugar

1 1/2 t. garlic powder

1 t. dried oregano

1 t. dried basil

1 t. black pepper

1 t. salt

1 t. onion powder

2 cloves minced garlic

Shake together and enjoy. Label with an oh-so-stylish band of masking tape and a Sharpie, and make sure to put an expiration date 2 months from the day you made it.

1 comment:

Brandy Afterthoughts said...

Hi Ellen! I have to thank you for this fabulous dressing recipe. I used this for Easter while my in-laws were here, and everyone was very impressed by it. Don't worry-I gave you all the credit! I have been looking for a dressing that everyone would like that was easy enough for me to make as my "standard basic dressing" for everyday salads in the summer. I think your recipe has won that contest! Thanks for sharing it.