Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a childhood memory from when I grew up in Germany. Over the years my Dad has added a touch to it here and there. My kids just love this dressing. It originally was tossed with Boston Bib lettuce, but you can use it on most greens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a jar with tight fitting lid, place first 7 ingredients.
  2. Shake until well combined.
  3. Wash and dry your greens.
  4. Tear into bite size pieces.
  5. Add dill, parsley and chives if using.
  6. Pour dressing over all and toss gently.
  7. Serve right away.
  8. Don't let it sit, or your salad will turn soggy.
  9. It can also be made omitting the garlic, but tastes better with it.
  10. Serving suggestion includes the lettuce.
Most Helpful

I have a rather fondness for salad dressings, and not the bottled kind either. So with this said, "Grandpa" must be the "salad-dressing-angel" because this is a wonderful dressing for greens that makes the taste burst into very tasty bites of deliciousness. I followed this exactly, and tossed on Panzanella (Bread Salad), which just made me eat two helpings so I could slurp up the dressing until there was none left! Yummy! Made for Everyday is a Holiday May 2009

Andi of Longmeadow Farm May 15, 2009

This is a FABULOUS dressing - and I know why! It is the Maggi seasoning, I have a German potato salad recipe that uses Maggi seasoning and the flavour is similar to this dressing. I added the optional parsley and we dressed a Batavia lettuce with this, and added some minced red onions and tomatoes. A lovely and very unique salad dressing, thanks Lori! FT:-)

French Tart October 06, 2008

This was such a different tasting dressing. Obviously it was the liquid maggi that was making the difference. Wow!! I just mixed it with some spring greens to have with my wrap. I too only used 1 tsp of sugar. I don't think I have ever used the Maggi either in anything and I loved it. I will be making this dressing again soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe Lori Mama we loved it.

FrenchBunny July 04, 2010