Looking for an easy dressing recipe that you can make quickly with very few ingredients? This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I need something to top my salad.
Easy Dressing Recipe
This recipe is from several years ago when I first started blogging but it’s still a favorite. Enjoy!
I thought I’d share with you today my recipe for homemade salad dressing. I love this stuff. The recipe is little vague but I adjust according to how I want it to taste. If you need to make an easy dressing recipe in a hurry, this is a great one because all of the ingredients are easily accessible!
Easy Dressing Recipe
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Garlic salt
- 1 cup Oil Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Vinegar White or Apple Cider
Since this is all based on tastes you may want it to taste more like oil or more like vinegar by adjusting the amounts. Yummy! Mix together in a jar and shake before using.
We have SO many more homemade salad dressing recipes here on Little House Living. I LOVE making homemade dressings instead of buying them from the store, they taste so much fresher and are much cheaper! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Dorthy Lynch
- Easy Salad Dressing Recipes
- Homemade Catalina Dressing
- Homemade Russian Dressing
- Homemade French Dressing Recipe
Update to the recipe:
As I mentioned above…it’s been several years since I posted this recipe originally here on Little House Living, it was 2009 in fact! Really the only difference in how I made it then compared to how we make it now is that I use a regular extra virgin olive oil for the oil in the recipe and I generally do about 2/3 cup of oil and 1/3 cup of vinegar (and I use a raw apple cider vinegar) since I like a little zip to my dressing!
Olive Oil is a great way to get healthy fats into your diet, especially when it’s left unheated. Since we’ve been trying to do this more and have been eating quite a bit of salad, I love using a good quality extra virgin olive oil in my homemade dressings.
How Long Does Salad Dressing Last?
Since this recipe is basically oil and vinegar, it will last a very long time if stored in a cool dry place. After several years the oil will begin to get rancid if it has been exposed to light and air but you should be able to use it up before then.
Can I Use Rice Vinegar or other Vinegars in this Easy Dressing Recipe?
Sure! It’s fun to try out different flavors too so that you can make something different with the same basic 4 ingredients.
What Salad Dressing is Healthy?
Generally speaking, a vinegar/oil based dressing is going to be your healthiest bet over the cream based dressings. Of course, it all depends on your definition of healthy and what you need to add to or eliminate from your diet.
What is your favorite easy dressing recipe to make?