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Auntie Em’s honey mustard dressing

on August 3, 2012

I like to make my own salad dressing. It’s fast and easy and tastes so good! The basic formula is 1 part acid (some kind of vinegar or lemon juice) and 2-3 parts oil. You can add any herbs and seasonings that you like; sweeten it with sugar, honey, or (my favorite) agave nectar; thin it with fruit juice (I like to add mandarin oranges to my salad and some of the juice to the dressing.) or make it creamy with yogurt or mayonnaise. Experiment to see what you like. I usually don’t write down any measurements, but this time I did. It turned out good! (You can also use it on a marinade or topping for grilled or baked chicken… MMM!)

1 tbs rice wine vinegar

1 tbs agave nectar

2 tbs Dijon grainy mustard

2 tbs oil

1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

Shake it all together in a small covered container like a Mason jar. Add herbs, or adjust sweetener or mustard to taste. You can see it makes a small amount. Increase it as you need it, and for heaven’s sake adjust it till it’s just how you like it!

What’s your favorite salad dressing recipe?

NOTE: March 18, 2013– I made this as usual, doubled the recipe, but added a TBS of dried basil and oregano and a couple of sage and rosemary leaves… even better! Go buy you some herbs for your garden TODAY!

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4 responses to “Auntie Em’s honey mustard dressing

  1. TeeKay says:

    My favorite dressing is from the Potpourri House in Tyler. It’s a strawberry poppyseed dressing that I would buy by the quart. I never found a recipe that tasted as good, so if anyone out there has a good recipe, please share

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