Nobody likes a bland salad but why buy fancy bottled salad dressings when you could make this super simple herb salad dressing using all sorts of herbs. Well any herbs you fancy really, go on, get creative and enjoy the taste of a summer garden.
How to make a simple herb salad dressing
A simple herb salad dressing can be the making of any veggie combo, whether it is of the plain green variety or has all sorts of goodies already added for colour and taste.
Here I’ve used chives, basil, oregano and thyme.
Chop them all finely either with a sharp knife, herb chopper (aged as mine) or one of those fancy little electric gadgets.
Now take your trusty jam jar in which you make all your dressings because it is so easy to do it this way, and toss in the chopped herbs.
Add good olive oil and 1/3rd the amount of red wine vinegar. The amount depends on how much dressing you are making. Remember it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days and is handy to have around, so make more than you need today.
Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Put lid on jar and shake like mad. This is a good moment to pretend to be Tom Cruise in Cocktail – go for it!
Your simple herb salad dressing is now ready to pour over whatever greens and veggies you choose. I like it on a plain green mixed leaf salad.
How long will it last?
Remember it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days and is handy to have around, so make more than you need today.
Let those flavours shine through!
PS This simple herb salad dressing is just one of the many pantry staples I like to make. Check out my 50 Easy Homemade Pantry Staples for some great ideas for store cupboard basics you can so easily make yourself.