How To Make Salad Dressing | Cooking With Jade

How To Make Salad Dressing

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How To Make Salad Dressing

Hello everyone, Chef Jade here! 

There’s a lot of science even in simple recipes and that couldnt be more true of salad dressing. 

A two-step recipe that is a good example of a great balance between acid and fat: Two essential elements to make your dish a success! 

I love to learn classic recipes and how to able to change them. So for today’s lesson, we will learn the classic French Vinaigrette Sauce and together we will think about how to develop different salad dressings.

Two step French Vinaigrette Sauce:

  1. Put all ingredients together in a jar: 
    1. 6 tablespoons of olive oil, 
    2. 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, 
    3. 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, 
    4. and some black pepper. 
  2. Shake it and it’s all done!
French Vinaigrette Sauce

For other recipes, we should pay attention to the proportions of the most important ingredients: 

3 to 1 Olive oil and Vinegar. 

Both ingredients add some level of acid and vinegar, way more than the olive oil, which brings more fat to our recipe. So, if we wanna create different flavors, we should respect this proportion of 3 to 1 fat to acid and play around with different ingredients and seasonings! 

Salad Dressing

Take a picture and post it on social media with the Hashtag, #Jadescookingtips and share your different kinds of salad dressing!

If you enjoyed this article or have suggestions on how we can improve it, please leave us a comment below. Also, make sure to check out other cooking lesson articles I’ve created – here.


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