Friday, 6 February 2009

Make your own French Dressing for Buddy's Frugal Friday

Wandering around the supermarket recently I was watching the number of people that were choosing from the dozens of different types of salad and other dressings that were available. Looking at the ingredients I could not help but notice that but for all the most expensive ones on offer the main ingredient was water, followed by Sunflower oil.

Now forgive me but where I am and I suspect where you are as well, water is not over expensive and Sunflower oil is not exactly uncommon, but no self respecting chef, French or otherwise would use either to make their own French dressing, which was the most popular type of dressing purchased. Here then is a recipe for French Dressing that will be use only the best ingredients and be better and cheaper, much, much cheaper than the shop items.

Take one clean empty jar and put in it...
3 table spoons of Dijon Mustard
1 pressed clove of Garlic
A few pinches of sea salt
A few twists of black pepper
3 fluid ounces of red wine vinegar
9 fluid ounces of virgin Olive oil
Shake the whole lot!!!

That’s all there is to it...

PS. You can use whole grain mustard as an alternative and/or add honey to make a honey and mustard dressing, but don't use the garlic.


scrappy quilter said...

I'm going to try this.

Gill - That British Woman said...

so simple, but I bet really tasty....

Gill in Canada

LizBeth said...

This looks like a winner. And I'm already saving bottles to repurpose. Thanks! Liz

Kati said...

Oooh, that looks yummy! Got an inexpensive version of Blue Cheese dressing now? *wink*