A few years ago we quit buying salad dressing.
Except for, you know… that one bottle of ranch dressing to dip my pizza in, that is.
Instead I like to make this homemade dressing every week or so and we live off of it. The whole family loves it!
It is healthy and fresh-tasting… and I especially love that I know exactly what’s in it! (Unlike the rest of those bottles we finally threw away!)
This is an italian-style dressing… it’s very light & fresh, but chock-full of flavor!
We call this “Daja Dressing” because I got the original recipe from my friend Daja… I believe she said it was actually a Weight Watchers recipe, but don’t quote me on that.
I have tweaked it a bit, of course, but the original idea is still there… and so good.
Even my salad dressing-hating husband loves this!
- 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Measure ingredients into a jar with a securely-fitting lid. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously to combine. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
(If it solidifies - as olive oil does in cold temperatures - let it sit at room temperature for a little bit and re-shake!)