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How do you make a vinegar and oil dressing?


Asked by itsallabtthem84 at 10:35 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • If you disolve a 1/2 cup of sugar in the above mentions 3 cups oil to 1 cup vinegar it will make it sweet. :)

    Here is a recipe for a simple dressing:
    l/2 cup vegetable oil
    l/4 cup white sugar
    l/4 cup red wine vinegar

    Or here is a more complex one...but still easy :)
    - 3/4 cup sugar
    - 3/4 cup canola oil
    - 1 cup vinegar
    - 1 teaspoon salt
    - 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    - 1 teaspoon celery seed

    In a heavy sauce pan over medium low heat, combine sugar, oil, vinegar, dry mustard, and celery seed.
    Stir occassionally until sugar is dissolved - approximately 5 minutes.
    Remove from heat, season to taste and cool slightly before serving.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by chupachyps at 11:05 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Use a really nice olive oil and balsamic (red wine) vinegar. 3 parts to 1. So easy. Then a splash of fruit juice, spice it up and whisk it together.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 10:50 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Like...if you use three ounces of oil, use one ounce of vinegar. Or whatever. a 3:1 ratio. Three times as much oil as vinegar.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 10:58 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Also, olive oil really isn't the best for salad dressings. If you use one, make sure to use extra virgin, and a good one. Safflower, soybean, and canola taste better. The vinegar you use can be just about anything, even plain old white vinegar (although I don't really recommend it, but it's a matter of preference) I really prefer red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar (especially with a salad with any sort of fruity notes) rice wine vinegar for asian inspired salads. Also, a bit of ctirus juice in there is a perfect finisher.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 11:02 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Go to the grocery store and look in the salad dressing isle for "Good Seasons" salad dressing mix in packets. Then right there they sell the empty glass cruet (glass salad bottle) from the same company. Sometimes you can buy it as a set with the bottle and packet mix together. Right on the glass bottle they have fill lines. First you add balsamic vinegar to the vinegar line. then water to the water line then the packet mix and finally the olive oil to the oil line. Close & shake! Done and delicious!


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:55 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Vinegar and oil. lol

    Answer by shanlaree at 10:37 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • What do you mean 3 parts to one?

    Comment by itsallabtthem84 (original poster) at 10:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Oh okay, thank you Jenny-talia.

    Comment by itsallabtthem84 (original poster) at 10:59 PM on Sep. 18, 2010