So many times it has happened, I have slaved in the kitchen making a garden salad fit to serve to a monarch, and then, just as the guests arrive, I discover there is no dressing! Carumbah! Or sometimes I am just in the mood for a homemade dressing. In either case, it is easy to make a simple dressing with ingredients that are usually on hand in most kitchens.
¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil – if you do not have this, canola oil or sunflower oil or whatever oil you use will do
Salt and pepper to taste
Other spices such as oregano or basil – do as all good scientists do – experiment!
Mix all the ingredients in a small cup. If you do not have a bottle to pour the dressing from, you could use a small milk ewer or just use the cup itself. You never know, you might have something in your recycling bin that could be used.