Wednesday, July 15

D.O.L.S. Salad Dressing


When it comes to salads, I quickly chop up whatever veggies I have in the fridge and throw in some greens whether its spinach, arugula, or butter lettuce. I don't want to spend hours on a salad, let alone the salad dressing! This simple 3-step dressing is super quick and super tasty! 
You would never guess how tasty this is from such simple ingredients:

D-dijon
O-olive oil
L-lemon juice
S-salt.

These ingredients are almost always on hand anyways which makes this dressing a cinch. Just whisk the 3 ingredients and you're done. 

D.O.L.S. Dressing 
(measurements depends on how much you are making and your taste)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
pinch of salt

1 Whisk all ingredients together and adjust according to your taste. If it is too lemony for your taste for example, add a bit more dijon and oil.

23 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

cool idea. this is something great to make a big batch up and stick in the fridge. then if you put it in a lidded jar you can just give it a good shake :D

girlichef said...

I always throw my dressing/vinaigrettes in jars and shake...my own personal row of dressings fill the fridge door... :)

Calvine said...

About a year ago, I made my first salad dressing from scratch - using pretty much exactly this process - and haven't picked up a bottle of pre-made ever since! Once you get the hang of it - and DOLS is a great way to remember - you can go all over the place with whatever citrus, mustard, vinegar, oil, etc. you have on hand! Great post, Zoe.

Justin said...

i should come up with anagrams for all my favorite recipes

morgan said...

Soy, olive oil and lime juice is also a good combo!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Simple, effective and delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Faith said...

This looks really refreshing...perfect for any summer veggies!

haleysuzanne said...

Yes, yes, yes! This is exactly how I love to dress my salads - simply, and with basic ingredients. I haven't bought bottled salad dressing in years. So glad you shared this.

My comfort food network said...

This is simple and I am sure is delicious. I keep my dressing simple too. Most of the time it is just lemon juice and salt. Now a days I like Balsamic vinegar with the salad. :-)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I always do this dressing but I put a little sugar in it because my daughter likes it that way and I get her to eat veggies!

Kerstin said...

Very lovely dressing! And I always have all those ingredients around :)

burpandslurp said...

oh I make this dressing too, except I add some maple syrup!

Pam said...

Sounds perfect to me.

Joanne said...

I love homemade dressings. Once you make your own, the bottled stuff just can't compare. I will have to try this one.

Grace said...

love the acronym. perhaps a better one would be SOLD, as that's what i am--sold on that combo of ingredients as a dressing. :)

Marta said...

I think those are the key ingredients for a perfect salad dressing as well!

unconfidential cook said...

Love this...it's what I use on Parmesan Chicken, served on butter lettuce. My main dressing is Nora Ephron's from Heartburn: 2 T olive oil, 2T vinegar, 2T dijon. THe proportions are just perfect, whatever vinegar you use...and you can add/subtract on the dijon.

Reginald said...

Beautiful Zoe.

I love the flavors.

I'm with Grace - I think it should be called the SOLD dressing.

:)

lisaiscooking said...

Love this vinaigrette! This is my go-to, but sometimes I'm too lazy to cut a lemon and use white wine vinegar instead. The acronym makes this easy to remember!

nora@ffr said...

this is vat i needed lately.. thanx for the recipe :)
cheers!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Nice easy dressing! I love homemade dressings. I make a lemon vinaigrette similar to this and I love the extra zest the lemon gives...yum!

Michele said...

How delicious!

Ingrid said...

You're right that is pretty easy! Thanks for sharing! I'm off to check out another yummy potato post/recipe.
~ingrid