April 28, 2017
Homemade Teriyaki Salad Dressing
Does anyone else have a full fridge door of half used salad dressings? Phew, me too! They always seemed so intriguing in the stores, always coming out with new blends. Although after making a conscious decision to better my eating habit with fresh thriving fruits and vegetables, it dawned on me: HOW LONG HAVE THESE DRESSINGS BEEN IN HERE & WHY ARE THEY STILL ‘EDIBLE’?
Kinda freaky when you think about it. Thus making my own dressing drummed up inspiration and excitement in the kitchen. This recipe I am sharing with you was a happy coincident. I had the tiniest bit of two different dressings leftover and I smashed them together and I was hooked! So here is what you will need:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey mustard or dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp soya sauce
- 1/2 tsp mesquite liquid smoke
- 1 tsp tumeric
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Blend everything all together and voila! This dressing keeps for at least a week, I always use mine up before then. Feel free to use garlic cloves that can be minced by hand or in a blender. I truly encourage you to try making your own dressing. Which can also double as a marinade. Even taking what you like from this recipe and replacing what you don’t, with other flavours. There is a world out there beyond what big corporations tell our taste buds to like! Keep your money in your pocket and learn to thrive in the kitchen. There’s nothing more joyous then creating happiness, even if it’s just a salad dressing.