|Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette tastes way better than bought dressing and takes about two minutes to mix up.|
If you want to reduce the amount of processed foods in your fridge, making your own salad dressings is a good place to start.
I have seen more than one family fridge with a half dozen bottles of salad dressing littered about. Some are half gone, some must be two years old and there are at least two opened bottles of exactly the same kind. Bought salad dressings are easy to accumulate and seem like a convenience, until you make your own and realize how easy it is.
Not only does homemade dressing taste way better than bought dressing, it takes about two minutes to mix up. Double the batch and you’ll have enough for a week or so.
This dressing is delicious on green salads but works for grain salads too.
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
- 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
- 1 ½ Tbsp. Dijon mustard (grainy mustard is good too)
- 1 ½ Tbsp. good honey
- 1/3 cup good olive oil or grape seed oil
- Sea salt & pepper, to taste
- Combine vinegar, Dijon and honey in a mason jar, put the cover on and give it a good shake.
- When ingredients are well combined, add the oil, cover and shake again.
- Season the dressing with a few grinds of black pepper and a generous pinch of salt.
Substitute sherry vinegar or lemon juice for the cider vinegar, use maple syrup or molasses for the sweet and use half walnut oil.