Monday, May 9, 2011

Healthy, yummy Dijon dressing

Dijon dressing for blog by elletrain
Dijon dressing for blog, a photo by elletrain on Flickr.
I've recently been interested in making more of my own condiments and dressings at home. I had just never thought of it before, but it's likely you have most of the ingredients you need for many of the recipes. I made BBQ sauce a few weeks ago and have been making various salad dressings for a while now. It's great to know what is going in your can actually pronounce all of the ingredients!

My newest favorite is one we had for lunch today. It's a simple Dijon dressing that is a healthy choice for a lovely salad. I found this recipe online somewhere, but I've change it slightly:

Dijon Dressing

3 tbsp of Dijon mustard (any kind)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 c water
2 tsp lemon juice (i wish I had fresh lemons, but today we were out)
2 dashes of garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste

Mix ingredients in a leftover jar or lidded cup and just shake shake shake! You can adjust the salt or acid after tasting if you'd like.

Today my husband made a lovely salad with greens, mushrooms, tomatoes and rotisserie chicken. I wish I had taken a photo of that too, but I ate it too fast. :)

This dressing was great on it! It is much healthier than some other options because it has very little oil, no cheese, and no milk or cream. You get a nice 'bite' from the Dijon and even my friend who doesn't care for mustard likes this dressing! It's a nice break from the oil and vinegar I usually put on my salads, and it's a little more interesting! I hope you'll try it!

1 comment:

Kerry said...

Oooh fabulous. I'm always looking for new salad dressings. Thank you :)