Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have two versions of what we call our House Dressing that I use for salads. I have been using the first version (the original) for over 40 years, and the second version for about 5. Everyone that has eaten my salads, loves either version, and more people than I can remember asked for the recipe. It is so simple and basic, yet it tastes great. Most of my guests always ask me to use my house dressing as opposed to bottled salad dressings. I never measure, so I will have to estimate, but I would suggest you go with the smaller amounts first, then taste and adjust, if necessary. Of course, the amount will have to be adjusted according to the size of the salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 12-1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons wesson canola oil

  • 12-1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  2. Right before serving:.
  3. Sprinkle the garlic salt over the salad.
  4. Drizzle the oil over the garlic salt.
  5. Toss.
  6. Taste.
  7. Adjust by adding more of either ingredient.
  9. Right before serving:.
  10. Sprinkle the garlic salt over the salad.
  11. Drizzle the oil over the garlic salt.
  12. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the oil.
  13. Toss.
  14. Taste.
  15. Adjust by adding more of any one of the ingredients that you feel the salad needs.
  16. Hint: Do not do this ahead of time. The salad will become limp and it won't taste as good.


Most Helpful

So simple - so fabulous! Why didn't I think of that? So glad that you posted this recipe that I will use many more times. I can't wait to experiment with other seasonings instead of the garlic salt also. Thank you so much!!

Marie May 12, 2010

Maggie, you are a genius! I love this and have had it for 4 days in a row. I've been eating salad 2x a day so I have this for one salad and then my other favorite Cuban Garlic Salad Dressing. Thanks so much for posting. I'm so happy I found this. Adding fresh ground pepper really makes this pop.

jrusk February 01, 2010

YUM!!! Used rice vinegar, olive oil, Recipe #57340 as a variation of Version #2.

cook from scratch September 08, 2008

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