Good quality salad dressing is one of those recipes that is just so easy to make, and so darn expensive to buy at the store. Most store-bought salad dressings have unnecessary ingredients and fillers, not to mention lower quality ingredients than what you probably have on hand in your kitchen and pantry.
This Easy Garlicky Mustard Vinaigrette is a great recipe to start with if you are new to making salad dressings or you just feel like having a simple vinaigrette. It’s almost always in my refrigerator.
Every ingredient in this dressing is healthful, and it is full of good fats (olive oil) and possible cancer prevention (garlic, mustard seeds and vinegar).
½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (you can substitute any vinegar you like here)
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
¼-1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1 clove garlic smashed with the flat side of a chef’s knife
Black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake vigorously until combined. When the dressing has the intensity of garlic taste you desire, remove the piece and discard. When you refrigerate this dressing, it will likely turn into a solid. Simply remove from the refrigerator about 1/2 hour before using, or run under warm water. It will last about a week or so in the fridge.