Last Updated on September 15, 2009 by Hanna Trafford
You 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!
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!