Sunday, October 13, 2013

Easy Cheap Delicious Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe

Takes five minutes to make and oh, so good!

In honor of my having sold the first in my Starke Dead mystery series, Starke Naked Dead, to my publisher Muse It Up, here's a healthy and fast dressing recipe that's chockablock full of cancer fighting antioxidants! Why? Because I need fast, healthy food so I can work on the next in the series, Starke Raving Dead!


Basic recipe:


1/3 cup vinegar (apple cider, coconut vinegar or rice vinegar work well)
1/3 cup oil (olive oil works best, but grape seed, canola oil or walnut oil also work)
1/3 cup mustard (Dijon works best, but any mustard will do)
1/3 cup water

Mix all the ingredients together in a jar and you're done! Easiest way to mix is to shake the jar.


Add complementary spices:
1 teaspoon of curry spice makes a tasty curry mustard dressing
Coriander, cumin and/or pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons of nutritious (brewer's) yeast will make this dressing creamier
Substitute mayo for the oil
Substitute dill pickle juice for the vinegar
Add a splash of lemon or lime
For a thicker "creamy" dressing, process 1/3 cup of cooked or canned beans of your choice in a food processor until smooth and then add the ingredients in the basic recipe.

This keeps well up to two weeks in the fridge, although in my house it never stays that long!

Try your own variations as this is a forgiving recipe. Share your variations!

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