I wanted to make something a little different for today’s post. I found a salad dressing recipe that I wanted to try, and it actually fit perfectly with the meal we were having. It was dark by the time we ate, so my pictures aren’t the best. I planned on taking better ones this morning, but we ate all of the dressing last night. (Spoiler—it was really good!)
The recipe is from the 1940 edition of Jessie Marie DeBoth’s Cook Book. I like my copy because you can tell it was well-loved. The name Dorothy Louise Whittingslow is inscribed inside the front cover. Most of the pages have evidence of cooking on them, and I love thinking about Dorothy Louise making the same recipes that I am making today.
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped fine
- 1 tbsp chopped red pepper (sweet)
- 1 tbsp minced parsley
- 1 tsp minced onion
Combine ingredients and chill thoroughly. Beat or shake before using. Very good on plain salad greens.
We tripled the recipe and it only made two small jars of dressing, so keep that in mind when doing your meal planning. This was a colorful, attractive dressing. If I make this again soon, I’ll take better pictures because this is truly nice to look at with all of its colors and textures. I agree with the recipe that this would be best on plain salad greens. The dressing really stands out when there’s nothing to compete with its flavor.
I loved the addition of eggs to the dressing. The paprika and pepper gave it a little spice. I found the amount of vinegar was perfect–it wasn’t too strong. It does separate quickly, so a good shake before each person’s salad is a good idea. The recipe is fast and easy to make, so you can quickly whip up a fresh batch when you need it.
There are some interesting salad dressing recipes in this cookbook, including some ideas for taking the store bought dressings that are already in our refrigerators and making them fancier. I think I’ll try some more in July. I’ve been eating salad more frequently and it’s nice to have more options when it comes to dressing.
Do you have a favorite salad dressing? Let me know if you try this one.
Have a great week!