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Salad & Fruit Dressings Series-Vinaigrette Dressing

Who has lettuce or spinach coming on in their gardens? My lettuce is getting there but I was late planting my spinach. And if you didn't get any planted, be sure to visit a local farmers market.

Home grown greens are so good with a home made dressing, don't you think? Making your own dressing are economical, quick and fun.

I have a series of 10 dressings I will be posting for you to try. There should be something everyone will enjoy. If green salads are not your thing I will also have some fruit salad dressings too!

3/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 cup vinegar
3 1 inch pieces medium green onion
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
ground pepper to taste
Dash of hot pepper sauce

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until uniform.
Cover and chill. makes about 1 cup.

Serve on any vegetable salad, greens or over sliced tomatoes.


  1. Our lettuce is doing well, but our spinach is struggling. We have radishes ready now.

    I love trying homemade dressings. I can't wait to see the rest of the series.

  2. I have no garden here in the desert BUT loved homemade salad dressings. Thanks for posting this recipe. Looking forward to the others!

  3. annie I just planted my spinach a couple days ago. I might even plant some in a flower bed that doesnt receive hot afternoon sun to extend my growing time.

    Precious I'm hoping to post a new recipe every other day at least! :)