Mustard and Herb Dressing

At the risk of repeating myself, I can't recommend making your own salad dressings at home highly enough. Not only do you avoid the preservatives that are present in store bought varieties, you really don't lose much time and the taste of fresh dressing is far superior besides.

This zesty dressing is a snap to whip up and adds a nice punchy contrast to salads with fresh crunchy vegetables like carrots and cucumbers.

Mustard and Herb Dressing

1/3 cup water
1/3 cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 teaspoons dried thyme


Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl and spoon over your favourite greens and crunchy vegetable salad. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days — whisk again before each use. Yields about 1 1/3 cups of dressing, or enough for about one pound of salad greens.

Other salad dressings you may enjoy:
Creamy Sesame Miso Salad Dressing
Lemon Mint Dressing
Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

18 comments:

Parita said...

wow the salad dressing looks very interesting..i agree with you that making your own salad dressing is much healthier option than going for a store bought one :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I agree, homemade dressing it is the best - I love making mine with mustard too! Looks fantastic!!!

Lori Lynn said...

I couldn't agree more.
And your vegetable photos look so crisp and vibrant. Lovely.

Lori Lynn

Superchef said...

love any kind of homemade dressing..that mustard and herb dressing will defenitely add a zest to those wonderful veggies!

Indhu said...

love the recipe... am going to use the dressing when I make a salad next time :)

A_and_N said...

I'm always looking for good dressings! Thanks Lisa!

Did I tell you about the scalloped potatoes? I seem to have forgotten. We enjoyed it a lot and am going to make it again for my in laws.

Lisa said...

I will have a new scalloped potato recipe for you soon A & N. It's a surprise :) Hint: mushrooms are present.

Kalyn said...

Definitely sounds good to me!

Aparna said...

I am going to try this one out as soon as I get back from my break. I have all the ingredients on hand.

Suparna said...

Hi Lisa,
Home made salad dressing works the best coz there's a choice to experiment....store brought ones have their percentage of preservatives and stuff, this can be ruled out altogether with the ones made at home.
The mustard herb dressing looks perfect for those bright veggies :)
TC

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

The dressing and the salad calls out summer, but we still havent moved into anywhere close to summer I would say... So comforting and my husband is a mustard dressing fan...

Sara said...

That looks delicious and I love how you've cut back on the oil by using water.

Holler said...

That is my regular dressing, but pumped up with some herbs. I shall have to try it with the herbs next time. I know it tastes delicious without them, so it can only take it to a new level.

rekhas kitchen said...

It's anew one to me so intresting amazing pic.

eatme_delicious said...

I'd prefer to make salad dressings at home but they always have so much oil and I don't know how to modify them successfully. But your recipes look awesome so I'll have to try them! Particularly this one and the miso sesame one.

Lisa said...

Ashley, your baked creations always work out so well. Your sense of taste is overtly apparent. Salad dressings you can easily and successfully modify to your preferences.

Madhumathi said...

Thats a wonderful salad dressing recipe!Gotta give this a try someday :)

Ozge said...

Oh how I love make-able recipes! I have hard time following recipes, I get distracted. This one's practically easy, thank you!