Healthy Recipe Thursday! Simple Salad Dressing

By Marsha Hudnall on 01/07/2010
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I learned this salad dressing from my French boyfriend years ago.  It’s stood the test of time and family.  All of us still love it after almost 30 years.  Try one of the variations over cooked whole grains and/or beans.  Such a simple, healthy way to jazz up simple, healthy food.  And who needs bottled salad dressings when you have this?

FYI, the ideal ratio of oil to vinegar (or lemon juice) is 3:1, although depending on the strength of the vinegar, you may use less.  If you use too much, just adjust with a little more oil.  Likewise with the vinegar/lemon juice if it’s not tart enough.

Simple Salad Dressing

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 small clove garlic, minced or pressed

Salt and pepper

Whisk ingredients together and drizzle over salad greens.  It’s that simple!

Variations:

Try mixing the olive oil with different kinds of oils such as walnut or flax seed or even tahini.  Try your favorite vinegar instead of lemon juice.  One I particularly like is red wine vinegar,  which I add along with a teaspoon of Dijon mustard.

Do you have an easy homemade salad dressing that you love?

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