Perfect Salad Dressing

A dear friend asked me for my homemade salad dressing recipe the other day, so I decided to finally write it down (and share it with you!). I contains all the “French essentials” of oil, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, and garlic, as well as herbs. Not too sweet, and not too tangy… just right. 

Perfect Salad Dressing
Serves 4-6
1/3 cup Olive Oil*
1 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1 Tbl. Lemon Juice
1 Tbl. organic Sugar
1/2 clove minced Garlic (about 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 tsp. dried Tarragon*
1/2 tsp. dried Parsley*
Sea Salt & Ground Pepper, to taste
Pour all ingredients into a tightly-lidded jar, and whisk or shake well to combine all ingredients. Chill at least 1/2 hour before use. Shake/whisk well before serving. 
  • If you prefer to use fresh herbs, use a total of 1 Tbl. minced fresh herbs, instead of the 1 tsp. dried herbs total. 
  • This makes a small amount of dressing (serving about 4-6). It is easily multiplied to make a larger amount.  I like to increase it by thirds, and prefer using “Mary’s Oil Blend” ratios (from the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat), instead of using a full cup of Olive Oil:   

1/3 cup Coconut Oil
1/3 cup cold-pressed Sesame Oil
1/3 cup Olive Oil

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