How to Make Your Own Salad Dressing 

 Originally Written: September 15, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

saladdressingsYou can add your favourite salad dressing to your grocery shopping list, or – you can make one from ingredients you already have in your kitchen cupboards! It’s easy, it’s good and you will save a whole lot of dollars as well!

Salad Dressings

Homemade Mayonnaise:

¼ teaspoon of dry mustard

½ teaspoon of salt

Few grains of pepper

1/8 teaspoon of paprika

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons of white vinegar or lemon juice

1 cup of salad oil

Mix mustard, salt, pepper and paprika together. Add egg yolk and mix well. Stir in 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Add salad oil, a few drops at a time, beating constantly. As mixture thickens, oil can be added more quickly. Add remaining vinegar or lemon juice and mix in.

French Dressing: to 1 cup of mayonnaise, stir in ½ cup of chilli sauce and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Chill.

Blue Cheese Dressing: To ½ cup of mayonnaise, stir in 4 oz softened cream cheese, ½ cup of crumbled blue cheese, ½ cup of light cream and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Herb Dressing: To 1 cup of mayonnaise, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/3 cup of finely chopped onion, ½ teaspoon of grated lemon rind, 1 clove of garlic (minced), 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs. Chill.

Thousand Island Dressing: To 1 cup of mayonnaise, add ¼ cup of chilli sauce, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped green pepper, 1 chopped hard-cooked egg and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped black olives. Chill.

Please let me know how these dressing turned out for you – your comments and suggestions are always very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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