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Swiss Salad Dressing Recipe

24 Mar

There's nothing like salad from your own garden

The other day I wrote about growing loose leaf lettuce. You can’t eat salad without a great salad dressing, and I’d like to share how I make mine.

It’s super easy. I learned the basics of how to make it when I lived in Switzerland and I’ve tweaked it through the years.


  • Stone ground mustard: 1 small spoonful
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt: 2 large spoonfuls
  • Raspberry vinegar: 1 large spoonful
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 2 large spoonfuls
  • Fresh herbs, like thyme, basil, oregano, chives (hopefully from your garden)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion

Mix together with a whisk, or place in a container with a lid and shake.

All measurements are approximate, so taste before serving.

You can omit the onion and garlic, of course, and add other spices. I always add fruit (strawberries, orange slices, apples) to my salads, with a little cheese, and the raspberry vinegar is always a great complement.

You can double or triple the amounts and make extra. It keeps well in the refrigerator for about a week.


Greek oregano in the herb garden

My favorite herb, thyme


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