Best Ever Salad Dressing - Mum's secret recipe, makes everything taste delicious (not just for salads...)

Hello friends, I have a super quick and easy recipe to share with you today.  My mum used to make the most amazing salads and the secret was always her salad dressing.  I have been using it for many years now and no matter what you put it on, it makes it taste delicious.

We use it on salads (of course), but it's also great on steamed vegetables, new potatoes, pasta salads and I am sure you could think of some more uses for it.  It is super simple to make too and you can keep it in the fridge for ages.

Best Ever Salad Dressing


Oil (olive or your favourite)
White wine vinegar
Salt (pinch)
Sugar (pinch)
Black pepper (pinch)
2 garlic cloves

  • Using an empty jam jar, add 1 part vinegar to 4 parts oil.  You can use any oil for this, I like to use a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil (this stops the olive oil from setting when you store it in the fridge).  You can also use red wine vinegar or balsamic if you prefer.

  • Add a pinch of salt, sugar and pepper.

  • Crush the garlic cloves with the back of a knife (they should be squashed a bit to release their flavour but still whole) and add to the jar and replace lid.

  • Shake well before use and pour over your salad, mixing well.  we use around 2-3 dessert spoons for a large bowl of salad.

  • Store in the fridge, will keep for a couple of weeks.

This dressing tastes best after a few days, when the flavours have had chance to develop.  Little T has always been a great vegetable eater and I put it down to Mum's dressing.  If you have a fussy eater that won't eat salad, try this out.

I hope you will give this a try.

Ta ta for now

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  1. Thank you for sharing this, Catherine! It's such a simple recipe - the best kind!

    1. Yes I'm all about simple and easy. I don't enjoy anything that is overly complicated.


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