Basic dressing with variations
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine all ingredients in a covered jar; shake well. Makes 3/4 cup.
Mix 1 ripe, peeled and mashed avocado with Basic Dressing. Add 1/4 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. This is great on sliced tomatoes.
Blue Cheese Dressing
Add 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese to Basic Dressing.
Add 1 finely chopped hardboiled egg, 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh beet and 1/2 cup finely chopped onion to Basic Dressing.
Add 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons bacon bits and 1/4 teaspoon minced parsley to Basic Dressing. This is great with seafood.
Using Basic Dressing, substitute 1/4 cup lemon juice for vinegar. Add 1/4 cup catsup, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot pepper sauce. This is super on seafood.
Add 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard to Basic Dressing.
Using Basic Dressing, substitute wine vinegar. Add 1/3 cup catsup, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon minced onion and 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt.
Add 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon crushed, dried leaf thyme, 1/4 teaspoon crushed, dried basil, 1/4 teaspoon crushed, dried rosemary and 1/4 teaspoon crushed, dried oregano to Basic Dressing. Use as a meat marinade, also.
Using Basic Dressing, substitute 1/4 cup lemon juice for vinegar. Add 1/4 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. This is great with antipasto.
Add 1 tablespoon bacon bits, 1 teaspoon onion salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder to Basic Dressing. This is wonderful on spinach salad.
Add and blend 1/4 cup honey, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1/4 teaspoon celery seed to Basic Dressing. Garnish salad with orange sections.
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