Making your own salad dressing is a quick way to up the goodness of a meal. You’ll get more flavor than with bottled dressings, with no artificial flavors, emulsifiers, or preservatives. Use local honey to support your community beekeepers.
1/4 cup prepared mustard, such as Whole Food Market’s 365 Organic German Mustard
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, such as Spectrum Natural’s Organic Unpasturized Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons honey
Mix all ingredients in a small glass jar or other non-reactive container. (Vinegar reacts with aluminum, cast iron and copper, giving the dressing an unpleasant metal taste.) Stir or shake to mix.
Refrigerate any extra. This dressing keeps for weeks.
Recipe courtesy Linda Watson, author of Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet — All on $5 a Day or Less (Da Capo Press, 2011), used by permission.