Have you ever looked on the back of a store-bought salad dressing bottle? Sodium. Fat. Sodium. Calories. Not real ingredients that come from the ground. You can save a bunch of money and a bunch of fake chemicals by making your own dressing. This recipe would typically call for diced shallots, but that’s a fancy onion variety that is expensive so red onions work in a similar way. Try your own salad dressing varieties with different acids like lime juice or vinegars! Also, you can sub the olive oil for vegetable or canola oils but I wouldn’t really recommend it. Check out the video for how to make salad dressing here.
Red Onion Vinaigrette
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a small bottle or mason jar.
- Let stand for 5 minutes, to let the harsh bite of the onion mellow out a bit.
- Cover and shake the bottle right before pouring over fresh greens. Enjoy!
Thanks for a great Stupid Good Summer School! This is the last week in the series, but look out Summer 2015.