Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sweet Salad Dressing

This recipe came from the hubs. He had to halve it so that it didn't make a quart at a time. I've been making salad with chopped romaine, sweet candies pecans, sliced scallions and feta crumbles and putting this on top and it's so good. Would be good with blue cheese crumbles instead of feta. I've been told that this tastes just like the Brianna's brand red wine vinegar salad dressing but it is much more cost effective. The hubs bought a gallon of the the red wine vinegar at a restaurant warehouse store, most probably Smart & Final. He probably spent less on the gallong of vinegar than one bottle of Brianna's would be. So try it, it's really good.

Sweet Salad Dressing

1 1/2 C. sugar
1 C. red wine vinegar
1 C. vegetable oil
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder or to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Other herbs if desired or use 1/2 tsp. of garlic herb seasoning and omit garlic powder, salt and pepper and herbs.

Put sugar and vinegar in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake until the sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake them together until emulsified. If it's cold from the fridge it stays mixed together longer.


  1. have you ever made it with rice vinegar instead? Have you tried it with fruit in the salad?

  2. W says that the red wine vinegar is what gives it it's kick but if all you have is rice vinegar, go ahead and try it, I think that it would still be tasty, or come over and I'll give you a cup of RWV. I could eat paper towels with this stuff over it. It was the dressing on the salad at the RS dinner. Probably be good on fruit. Go to my recipes and look up the Younkers dressing under dressing. It's good on fruit.

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