Home Made Vegan Italian Dressing0
I almost wasn’t going to continue posting home made dressing recipes, as I thought it was too basic and obvious – even for THIS recipe blog; where basic is the name of the game! But I was at work the other day, and got to talking about salad dressings. It turned out that nobody there had ever made their own home made salad dressing! Not even the oil and vinegar variety. I drove home determined to change the world -- one pre-made dressing user at a time. Don’t get me wrong, there are some fantastic commercial salad dressings with a recipe for success. But if we are championing the “fresh is best” movement, then why not make your own? Home-made salad dressings are so quick and easy, and a lot better for our health.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good vegan Italian dressing. My rule with oil and vinegar dressings is to always add in the vinegar gradually, and taste in between each addition. That way you are not going to spoil the party with too much acid. My friend Mel and I made this home-made Italian dressing together the other day, and both agreed that this was a good blend. Sometimes it is the simple things that are the best. This vegan Italian dressing recipe is the same as most standard recipes out there. But worthy of a post nonetheless. Feel free to give it your own personality and jazz it up. But my snout says, dress up my trough with this simple blend any day!
Home Made Vegan Italian Dressing
- 1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp aged red wine vinegar, or more to taste at the end
- 1 fresh clove of fresh garlic finely minced
- 2 Tbsp of freshly chopped continental parsley
- pinch of Celtic sea salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- Place the oil and garlic in your blender (I use my Vitamix), and pulse together for just a couple of seconds.
- Gradually add in the vinegar to taste, and then season, and stir in the parsley.
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.