I’ve searched high and low for the perfect salad dressing. Mr. Handsome’s favorite is Hidden Valley Ranch, but I’m not a huge fan. (There’s an amusing story behind that…I’ll have to tell it sometime.)
I quickly grew tired of purchasing an entire bottle of store-bought salad dressing, only to find with the first bite that it just wasn’t very good. At first, I was disciplined and would force myself to finish the entire thing, but that just made me avoid salads, so I convinced myself that it was healthier to toss it in the garbage and try another type. Well, after going through about six bottles of salad dressing, I decided I needed a new method for finding the perfect salad dressing.
When I was a child, my mother often made her own oil and vinegar salad dressing…a little of this, a little of that. Sometimes it turned out great, other times it was far from perfect. So I recently began my own quest for the perfect homemade salad dressing recipe. After much experimentation, I came up with a winner. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Homemade Salad Dressing
- 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
- 3/8 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp dried mustard
- 5 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
Whisk ingredients together, and voila...homemade oil and vinegar salad dressing that might just make you fall in love with salad.
I store mine in an old coconut oil jar from Aldi, but I recommend switching out the lid (which contains BPA) for a Ball/Kerr canning lid. The dressing hardens in the refrigerator, but if you toss it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds, it will return to its liquid form.