February 22, 2011

Oma's Super Healthy Salad Dressing

This is one of those recipes that you're probably going to think "That's strange!  Really, that's good?"  Honestly, that's what I thought when I was first told about this salad dressing.  But, I promise, this is all you need to make super tasty and amazingly healthy Oma's Salad Dressing:

Oma's Salad Dressing ingredients - tomato juice, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, & sugar
First, some background on this recipe.  Oma is Mark's grandmother.  She lived with Mark's family when Mark was growing up, and apparently she made this salad dressing all the time.  When I decided to create a family cookbook last year, this is one of the recipes that Mark put on his "must include" list.  So, I went to work finding out from Mark's mom how to make this.  When she told me about it, I thought to myself, "Oh, that just doesn't sound good."  But I was pleasantly surprised to find that it truly is very good!  And healthy.  And another plus - it's super fast.

Here's all you do.  Measure out your ingredients into a small bowl.


Whisk them together with a fork.  That's it.  You're done.


Pour the dressing over your salad.  There will be a lot of liquid in the bottom of the salad bowl - like this:


But that's okay, it's supposed to be that way.  When individual servings are scooped out, make sure to get some of the juice from the bottom of the bowl for each one.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how flavorful this is!

Oma's Super Healthy Salad Dressing
Source:  Mark's Grandmother (Oma)
Ingredients
3/4 c. tomato juice
2 T. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Whisk together with a fork.  Pour over tossed salad.

A couple of notes:
  • I buy the little cans of tomato juice and keep them on-hand in the pantry.  That way, I have the ingredients I need for this pretty much all the time - and I don't end up wasting a bunch of tomato juice from the huge cans.
  • The black pepper controls the spiciness of the dressing.  The full 1/2 tsp. makes it quite spicy.
  • You can add extra cider vinegar, too taste. 

1 comment:

  1. My mil used to make that dressing all the time. It's really good.

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