The Cheap-Ass Gourmet: Dr Smiter’s Seizure-Salad Dressing
Here’s what’s really expensive: store-bought salad dressing.
Here’s what’s also loaded with chemicals and other crap that’s really bad for you: store-bought salad dressing.
And here’s what’s painfully easy to make: your own salad dressing.
What you need:
- A good glass jar with a lid (I use an old “Bonne Maman” marmalade jar — marmalade is a GOOD thing on which to spend money, IMHO).
- 1/2 cup really good olive oil (again, I use President’s Choice)
- 1 tsp salt or less (to taste)
- 1-2 tbsp prepared Dijon mustard (I use Maille brand, found in most supermarkets)
- A good splash of Worcestershire sauce (I use about 10 drops, probably)
- Fresh-ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
Simply bung all of this stuff into the jar, give it a good shake (put the lid on first, unless you enjoy licking salad dressing off the cupboards), taste-test it to make sure your seasonings/proportions are OK, and then apply a couple of tablespoons to your salad just before serving.
Keeps for several weeks in the fridge.
Total big-bucks expenditure:
About 50 cents for the olive oil, if that
About 15 cents for the rest of it
Initial outlay of about $3.99 for the marmalade (seriously, worth it…)
And now, with today’s culinary mission accomplished, I shall leave you with the oldest joke in the book — why did the lettuce blush? (He saw the salad dressing.)
You’re welcome. 🙂