Tuesday, 31 January 2017
I don't want to ingest those artificial ingredients or spend money on inferior food, so I try to adapt or invent recipes to suit our tastes, using real ingredients, with no preservatives.
Recently I found a simple recipe for Coleslaw dressing that contains mayo, so I use Granny's mayo that I wrote about awhile ago. I always keep a big jar of it in the fridge to use as a base mayo.
I make up a batch and keep it in a screw top jar, usually only enough that we would use within a week, because we eat a lot of coleslaw type raw salads.
Half cup of mayo
Half cup of sour cream (did you know that the cheap home brand or Aldi sour cream is just as good quality as the name brands?)
One level teaspoon caster sugar
Half teaspoon of salt (Himalayan Pink or any good salt)
Mix it in the jar with a spoon, until well combined then add a splash (approx 1 or 2 dessertspoons) of apple cider vinegar to bring to the consistency of a thick dressing.
I don't know what it's called, so lets just call it,
Egg and Oil Mayo.
Put the following into a jar that is large enough to take your stick blender;
1 cup of good light oil (I use rice bran oil, because olive oil has a taste that is too strong for this recipe, and I don't use cheap vegetable cooking oils for good health reasons.)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dry mustard (to taste)
Juice of half a lemon or 2 tablespoons
There's no need to blend and drizzle other bits in slowly; just put everything in together!
Place the stick blender into the bottom of the jar and blend.
Magic!! It quickly becomes a thick, pale yellow creamy delicious dressing.
It only takes a minute, and gets thicker the longer it's blended.
Fiddle around with it until you get the flavour you want; add more lemon juice to make it taste more Hollandaise if you like.
Or add some dried dill or chives.
I can't get enough of this at the moment, and am dipping thick slices of fresh picked zucchini and cucumber into it, for a snack.
It would be suitable for all types of food intolerances.. gluten free, sugar free, low carb, dairy free.
Guilt free creamy deliciousness.
If you have a salad dressing recipe you would you like to share, please do?