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Simple Salad Dressing

Posted by Courtney Schupp | July 2, 2020

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Herbs/spices of your choice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine oil and vinegar. Shake or stir quickly to make sure they do not separate.
  3. Add a small amount of your favorite herbs, spices, salt, and pepper.
  4. Taste the salad dressing and add more flavors until it tastes good to you.

Live Well Tips


  • Salad dressing is easy to make at home! Try different spice combinations until you find one you like best.
  • You can use whatever oil and vinegar you have on hand or whatever is your favorite flavor. Anything goes in this simple recipe!
  • Some fun ingredient combinations are:
    • Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper
    • Sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper
    • Avocado oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper

Cook Together! Making Salad Dressing with Kids

Making salad dressing is an easy way for kids to try new flavors and find what out what they like. When you are adding herbs and spices to your dressing, ask your kids to help taste test.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 2 tablespoons: Calories–100; Protein–0g; Carbohydrate–3g; Total Fat–10g; Saturated Fat–0.5g; Cholesterol–0mg; Fiber–0g; Sodium–280mg; Vitamin C–0%; Vitamin A–0%; Iron–0%; Calcium–0%

Nutrition information will change for each type of oil and vinegar
To learn more about oils, go to choosemyplate.gov/eathealthy/oils