Tuesday, May 31, 2011


If there is one thing I can make blind-folded in the kitchen it would be my salad dressing. It is hands down the most simple and yet delicious little creation. I love how it is fresh and easy to make and that some ingredients can even be substituted when in a jam.* What you will need: A Mason Jar with Lid, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Maple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Dijon Mustard and Salt & Pepper.

I do not have actual measurements for I always wing it. It goes a little something like this: Pour the oil into the mason jar {about an inch deep}, add the balsamic {roughly 2.5 T}, add lemon juice {half a lemon juiced}, maple syrup {same as balsamic}, dijon {enough to act as emulsifier - a dab}, salt & pepper lightly. Place cap on jar and shake vigorously until all ingredients are mixed well. The outcome: a well balanced tangy yet sweet balsamic vinaigrette that can compliment just about any ol' bed of greens.

*Maple can be substituted with honey, agave and even sugar. When without lemon I have used all other forms of citrus. Dijon has been replaced at times with a seeded mustard.


  1. Yum, looks delicious Jenny. Love the use of the mason jar too!

  2. this looks delish.... homemade dressing is the best. love the idea of a mason jar... so smart.

  3. I am so going to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.