Salad Dressings

Basic Vinaigrette Dressing

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. oregano

½ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

Mix in a container and refrigerate.  Let it sit out a few minutes before using and shake well.  10 minutes preparation time.  Makes 4 servings.

Dijon Olive Oil Dressing

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

6 Tbs. balsamic vinegar or lemon juice

6 Tbs. water

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/8 tsp. oregano

1 garlic clove, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients into an air tight jar and shake vigorously to blend.  Or use blender.  10 minutes preparation time.  Makes 4 servings.

Greek Salad Dressing

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. tried oregano

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 Tbs. red wine vinegar

1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Wisk together the olive oil, oregano, garlic, wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a small bowl.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Toss with salad.

15 minutes preparation time.  Makes 4 servings.

Garlic and Red Wine Vinegar Salad Dressing

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in shaking jar; seal.  Shake well.  Pour over greens.  10 minutes preparation time.  Makes 2 servings.

Oliveau Salad Dressing

2 Cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbs. Dijon mustard

½ tsp. celery salt

1 dash sea salt

1 dash freshly ground pepper

2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

1 Tbs. wine vinegar (or boutique vinegar)

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Place minced garlic, mustard, celery salt, and sea salt and pepper, and vinegars of choice in bowl.  Very slowly whisk in olive oil, until emulsified (thick and creamy).  Place in glass container.  Can be refrigerated for 2 weeks and brought to room temperature prior to dressing salad.  30 minutes preparation time.  Makes 6 servings.

Lemon Mint Dressing

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup fresh lemon juice

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

½ cup olive oil

2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh mint

Prepare the dressing in a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, stevia, salt, and pepper.  Slowly add the olive oil, whisking until blended.  Stir in the mint.  Taste for seasoning.  10 minutes preparation time.  Makes 6 servings.

Spicy Salad Dressing

2/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup vinegar

3 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ tsp. dry mustard

1 dash Tabasco sauce

½ tsp. paprika

1 packet Stevia

¼ tsp basil leaves, crushed

¼ tsp. thyme, crushed

½ tsp. oregano, crushed

2 serrano peppers, minced

Blend all ingredients thoroughly.  Chill.  10 minutes preparation time.  Makes 2 servings.

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