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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Great Dressing - NO MAYO!

This is seriously the best dressing EVER. Really. And picnic and potluck friendly, as it has no mayo. It is my SIL's mother's friend's recipe. Dor l'dor :-)

SILMF's Dressing:

4 cloves garlic
2 tsp pepper
4 tsp ground mustard
4 tsp salt
4 tsp honey
½ cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or less, depending on your taste)

Crush the garlic with a knife or use a garlic press, and put in a bowl. Add the pepper, mustard, salt, honey, and vinegar. Whisk to combine. Slowly drizzle in the EVOO, whisking as you go to emulsify the dressing. You can also do this in a food processor for a more mayonaise like consistancy. Whisking in the bowl gives the dressing a more vinegrette like consistancy.

Use with basically everything, but here is a corn salad that I make to take to Shabbat potlucks, as it tastes BETTER if you make it Friday morning and let it sit in the fridge until the evening or the next day (it is also parve and friendly to other more complicated main dishes):

EK's Corn Salad:

1 bag of frozen corn, defrosted (10-16 oz depending on how many you want to serve)
1 can of sliced black olives
1 quart container of grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 scallion, chopped on the bias (makes it prettier :-))
salt and pepper to taste
SILMF's Dressing to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Pour about 1/8 of a cup of dressing over the salad to start with. Taste, and adjust seasoning and dressing to your liking. Let sit for a couple of hours in the fridge before serving to let everything blend.

Enjoy!

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