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Old 03-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if this info is somewhere else on this forum, but I thought I'd create a new post just in case it's not

I have been making my own salad dressing with EVOO, ACV, sea salt, pepper, and seasonings. When I make it, I use 1/2 cup of EVOO and 1/3 cup ACV. I know you're only supposed to have 2 teaspoons of EVOO per day, but 2 teaspoons of the dressing I make isn't very much!

What does everyone else do for salad dressing (not WF), and how much do you put on your salad? Any advice would be helpful!
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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I use olive oil, acv, salt, a little splenda, and some mrs. dash garlic herb seasoning. Sometimes I add spicy mustard to it.
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I eat a ginormous salad most days for lunch (I use a 7-cup Pyrex bowl with lid to give you a sense of size - and I have to squish it down to get the lid on). I use a LOT of dressing, but it's mostly vinegar and water. I eyeball everything except the EVOO, which I measure. This makes enough dressing for 4 salads/4 days of lunches, which is about as long as I'd let it stay in the fridge.

Here's what I usually do:

Big glob of brown mustard in a bowl
Add a few shakes of Kosher salt and several grinds of fresh black pepper
Lots of ACV or the brine from a jar of banana peppers
About 2 TB of evoo
Some water if I use ACV, none if I use the brine since there's water in there

WRT the brine, I usually use it when I reach the end of the jar of peppers. Once the peppers are removed from the jar, I just dump the other ingredients in the jar, cover and shake. Voila! Easy to make, portable, easy to store, one less bowl to wash.
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I use olive oil, acv, salt, a little splenda, and some mrs. dash garlic herb seasoning. Sometimes I add spicy mustard to it.
Amber, this sounds like the kind of dressing I make... so how much do you put on your salad? Just 2 teaspoons? Seems like that's not enough
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I eat a ginormous salad most days for lunch (I use a 7-cup Pyrex bowl with lid to give you a sense of size - and I have to squish it down to get the lid on). I use a LOT of dressing, but it's mostly vinegar and water. I eyeball everything except the EVOO, which I measure. This makes enough dressing for 4 salads/4 days of lunches, which is about as long as I'd let it stay in the fridge.

Here's what I usually do:

Big glob of brown mustard in a bowl
Add a few shakes of Kosher salt and several grinds of fresh black pepper
Lots of ACV or the brine from a jar of banana peppers
About 2 TB of evoo
Some water if I use ACV, none if I use the brine since there's water in there

WRT the brine, I usually use it when I reach the end of the jar of peppers. Once the peppers are removed from the jar, I just dump the other ingredients in the jar, cover and shake. Voila! Easy to make, portable, easy to store, one less bowl to wash.
Hmmm, so maybe I should use more vinegar and water and less EVOO... I'll give it a try, because 2 teaspoons of dressing is just not enough
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I do very similar mixtures like listed above. I hate wasting my evoo in my dressing, I like to cook with it in the evening. I like doing acv+lemon juice+water+creole mustard+seasonings

Usually comes out pretty good. I like the splenda idea! Fresh garlic is a great addition. Also, I tried a bit of WF syrup and it made a great consistency! I know you didn't like the WF dressings but I don't either! The pancake syrup is awesome!
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try toasting your garlic cloves in a dry skillet until nice and dark brown or black (to your taste), adding in a smidge of lemon or lime juice too makes it better.

I made a batch of dressing last night and it is almost gone LOL.. I am going to make a double today because I love it so much!
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Amber, this sounds like the kind of dressing I make... so how much do you put on your salad? Just 2 teaspoons? Seems like that's not enough
I use 2 tsp of oil but I use like 1/4cup of vinegar, it's more vinegar than oil
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Thank you all for your recipes and advice, it's been very helpful!
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The usual ratio is like 3:1 vinegar to oil. Sometime I just use ACV and no oil at all if I am saving it for later.

I keep reading that we should not cook our required 2 tsp of EVOO. The benefits come from having it not heated. I use that for sald but sometimes use a bit extra for cooking or I use PAM.
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The usual ratio is like 3:1 vinegar to oil. Sometime I just use ACV and no oil at all if I am saving it for later.

I keep reading that we should not cook our required 2 tsp of EVOO. The benefits come from having it not heated. I use that for sald but sometimes use a bit extra for cooking or I use PAM.
That ratio is helpful, thank you

I use 100% coconut oil or I Can't Believe it's not Butter spray for cooking so that I can use the EVOO for my salads
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Yes - your oil should go ON your food. When you cook with it, much stays in the pan? Cook with spray and use the oil directly on your food for maximum benefits!
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