Jamie Oliver's 4 supereasy salad dressings

The four salad dressings below, which chef Jamie Oliver (left) calls "jam-jar" dressings, are so easy to make, you'll wonder why you never tried it before—and I guarantee you'll be inspired to eat more salads and veggies. They're from his book, Jamie's Food Revolution (Hyperion, 2009), included in my blog of favorite 2009 cookbooks.

It's Jamie's worthy mission to get people to eat healthier, simply by teaching them a few basics; he's “consistently observed the most radical, inspiring and completely emotional changes, simply through showing people how to cook a handful of meals.” This March, ABC will air a new series that follows Jamie to Huntington, West Virginia—called the unhealthiest city in America—to shake things up and get people to cook and eat healthy, for themselves and their kids. Watch the trailer for the show; it's eye-opening! And sign his petition promoting healthy food for children, which Jamie plans to present to the White House.

Jamie Oliver's Jam-Jar Dressings

1. French dressing

Peel and finely chop 1/2 of a clove of garlic • Put the garlic, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of white or red wine vinegar, and 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a jam jar with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • Put the lid on the jar and shake well.

2. Yogurt dressing

Put 1/3 cup of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of white or red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into a jam jar with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • Put the lid on the jar and shake well.

3. Lemon dressing

Put 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a jam jar with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • Squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon • Put the lid on the jar and shake well.

4. Balsamic dressing

Put 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar into a jam jar with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • Put the lid on the jar and shake well.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish