It’s easy and fast to make your own dressings from scratch but the benefits to these simple DIY recipes don’t stop there; Making your own dressing can save you money, give you control over what goes into your dressing so you can avoid undesirables like sugar and preservatives and give you the freedom to experiment with your favorite flavors. Here are a few ideas do get you started…


French Dressing

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/3 level teaspoon salt
1/4 level teaspoon paprika or pepper
1 level teaspoon mustard

Mix the salt and pepper in a shallow dish or saucer; add the mustard and pour in the oil. Stir well to mix with the seasoning and add the vinegar, a little at a time, beating the mixture with a fork continuously. Serve as soon as mixed.
Serving Size is a tablespoon of dressing per salad


Mayonnaise Dressing

1 egg yolk
1/2 pint olive oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 level teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika or white pepper

Break the yolk of the egg into a dry, cold bowl and beat a little. At first add the oil to the egg very slowly (a few drops at a time), and as the dressing begins to thicken the oil may be added more rapidly until a teaspoon at a time may bestirred in. The dressing must be stirred while the oil is being added. Add the vinegar slowly, continuing the while it is being mixed.
Serving Size is a tablespoon of dressing per salad


Horseradish Dressing

1 cup heavy cream
1 level tablespoon grated or evaporated horseradish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and paprika to taste

Beat the cream until quite thick and then add the finely grated horseradish. If using evaporated horseradish,pour a tablespoon of cold water over it and allow the water to be absorbed before adding to the whipped cream. Add the lemon juice slowly, stirring all the time. Season to taste and serve very cold.
Serving Size is a tablespoon of dressing per salad