It was not till I got to London last year that I started appreciating salad, especially when it’s been tossed pretty in glistening dressing. Here are the guidelines to making the Simplest Salad Dressing.
You’ll need a clear jar; something like this:
With this, you can see how much liquid you’re pouring in. Also, you’ll be able to tell what it is without having to open the jar.
Next, components: Olive oil, sour acid, salt and pepper.
The key is noting the ratio of olive oil to sour acid = 3 : 1. That is, 3 parts oil to 1 part sour acid, which can take any form, from balsamic vinegar to lemon or lime juice. Experiment with different kinds to discover which goes best with your salad. Don’t forget that pinch of salt and pepper for added flavour.
And remember, salads don’t have to be boring.