Just as agent 007 “Bond,…James Bond” likes his martinis shaken, not stirred, that’s exactly how we’re gonna’ make this incredibly quick and easy homemade salad dressing that you can see how to make right away by clicking any picture on this page for a step-by-step picture book recipe.
Even though this dressing won’t at all give you a license to kill – NO WAY!, it sure will give your salad a taste to thrill. And all you’ll need are 5-6 ingredients (depending on whether you want to use one or two different types of vinegar), a teaspoon and a 16-ounce jar with a snug fitting lid. The only salt and sugar come from mustard, which therefore makes the dressing low in both sodium and sugar, though please check the ingredients you use to make sure they comply safely if you are on a sodium and/or sugar restricted diet.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes or less
Here’s all you need to make 2 cups or 16 ounces of dressing:
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1/2 – 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 3 Teaspoons Mustard (3 teaspoons is the same as 1 tablespoon)
- 8 Ounces Olive, Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 8 Ounces Vinegar (see ABOUT VINEGAR below)
- 16-Ounce Jar with a Snug Fitting Lid
ABOUT VINEGAR: I like using a combination of apple cider and balsamic vinegar in this recipe. Here’s a quick comparison of commonly found vinegars. Red wine and white wine vinegars are most sour. Apple cider vinegar and rice vinegar are medium sour. Balsamic – my favorite – is mildly sour, slightly sweet and robustly flavorful.