A Really Useful Salad Dressing

A really useful salad dressing

Now that Christmas is over for another year I'm all of a sudden craving lighter meals... don't take this to mean I'm on a diet  - I'm not, but my body just craves salads after all the rich meaty food of the festive season. So to help speed up the process of salad assembly I make a huge batch of this dressing and store it in a jar in the fridge (it will keep for a good month) and then everytime I make a salad (which is quite often) I can just drizzle a little over, whether it be a hot smoked salmon salad (see photo below), a green salad, rice salad, pasta salad, potato salad - I've yet to find anything that is doesn't work with.

Hot Smoked Salmon Salad

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A Really Useful Salad Dressing
This salad dressing can be used for green salads, rice salads, pasta salads and potato salads.
  • 120ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP White Wine Vinegar
  • 4 TSP Lemon Juice
  • 1 TSP Sugar
  • 1 TSP Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • Salt and Pepper
Method: Step 1: Put all the dressing ingredients in a jar, shake and store in the fridge for up to a month!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 Jam Jar


  1. What a brilliantly simple idea! Just one quick question - how do you know when it's started to turn?! I've had problems storing my dressings for over a week before. They seem to split in a scary congelaed way - do I just give 'em a good shake up and ocntinue to use, or steer well clear? Help! Thanks Emmyw x

  2. Hi Emmyw. I just put a little bit on a crust of bread and taste....I have never had any problems keeping them for weeks and weeks in the fridge. Is your fridge at the right temperature? I know that sounds silly but I had that problem before...my milk kept going off before bb and didn't have a clue why.....but in the end my fridge was too warm.

  3. Thanks Beth, I'll check that out! I was wondering if it also had something to do with me not using any vinegar - the only acidity is lemon juice? Perhaps this makes a difference. I'll definitely be giving your recipe a go and seeing if it makes a difference! Thank you!

  4. Great idea Beth! I always have a "jam jar" dressing in the fridge, like you, I love it on everything and anything! Lovely recipe.