I really can't remember the last time I bought salad dressing. And let me tell you, after making this one, I don't see the need to ever buy dressing again. Expect maybe Trader's Joe's Goddess Dressing. I'll still buy that because I don't know how to make it yet.
Any way, this is my favorite salad dressing I've made to date. I can't get enough of this stuff and it makes every thing taste better.
I've made this dressing several times over the past few months and have had a boat load of requests for the recipe. So to me, that makes a great blog post suggestion.
It's a simple recipe and I think most of you will have the ingredients in your pantry. It makes enough to last a few weeks - depending on how many salads you make that is.
First, start with a few cloves of garlic and a shallot. Chop those up and add them to a clean jar you will store the dressing in (I only used half of that shallot - it was a big guy).
In your jar, add the garlic and shallots. Next, throw in your mustard and herbs, salt, pep, etc.
Then your vinegar and oil.
Shake that thing up and you've got yourself some salad dressing.
Herbed Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
adapted from Tasty Kitchen
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small shallot, minced
2 tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup good quality olive oil
fresh ground pepper
Simply combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Store in the fridge. Before serving, take it out of the fridge for about 5 minutes and shake to combine all the ingredients again.