Mad Scientist Salad Dressing.

dill

i like making up salad dressings. bottled ones always taste chemical-ish to me, and making your own is crazy easy and kind of like playing with a chemistry set. a delicious chemistry set. 

i make them in recycled receptacles like old mason jars or used vitamin water bottles. then you can shake ’em up before salad application. i recommend using a funnel to avoid huge messes. measuring is ridiculous, just keep adding until you get the taste you want. i judge this particular dressing on the color it turns… like a creamy light brown. here’s how i roll:

C’s Creamy Dill Lime Dressing

a lot of olive oil (probably 1/3 cup or so)
a couple glugs of balsamic vinegar (not too much at first… add more later if necessary)
fresh lime juice (squeeze out 2 or 3)
3 loaded tablespoons of mayo or greek yogurt (mayo = better, yog = healthier.)
a couple farts of dijon mustard
a lot of dill (if you use fresh, you need to use about twice as much)
salt/cracked pepper to taste 
pinch of sugar or squirt of honey 

get this all in your bottle, shake shake shake it.
too acidic? add mayo/yog and maybe a teeny bit more sweet to cut the lime.
too strong? add olive oil. 

this is good not only over salad, but over tomatoes or cucumbers or pretty much anything. when i’m feeling frisky, i like to experiment with lemons, other herbs, and different vinegars. go crazy!

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~ by marcella on November 7, 2009.

2 Responses to “Mad Scientist Salad Dressing.”

  1. Stunning post, I did not thought reading this was going to be so great when I saw your title with link!!

  2. Just made you dressing. Again. Love it.

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