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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Simple, Sweet and Sour, Salad Dressing

Quick and so easy to put together, Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing is one delicious salad dressing! Simple ingredients come together to create a dressing that is exactly as the name implies, simple, sweet, and sour...

I talk a lot about being frugal around these parts! But in reality, it is a common goal for many. Being frugal really means good management skills. Management over having a well-stocked pantry, but also your time. Time is the one thing we all want more of! A well-stocked pantry is a key to not only being frugal but you can cook without the interruption of having to go to the store, saving you time.

Speaking for myself, once busy cooking and preparing food, I do not want to have to leave the house for a missing ingredient. From there what can you do to save time? For our family, one thing I enjoy doing is finding new ways to prepare food using our basic pantry supplies. Having a selection of recipes that call for those same ingredients you already have in your pantry, is a real-time saver! 

Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing also makes a great marinade...

This Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing is so easy to put together, so easy that you could assign this recipe to a young kitchen helper. Possibly you would use the micro-plane and chop the garlic, 
for less experienced helpers. But kids love to cook. Especially if they cook foods that they also enjoy eating. Starting with easy recipes like this one, you will be building on cooking skills while making sure your youngsters eat well too! And who knows how much time that will save you in future years...

Simple to make Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing. So good on tossed greens or sliced cucumbers!

Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing is perfect to drizzle on sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for a quick side dish to round out the meal. Or try tossing with salad greens, then topped with sliced almonds and mandarin orange segments. If you happen to have some, crispy chow mien noodles would be another fun addition. 

Salads never need to be boring! Or try this Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing over shredded cabbage and carrots for a no mayonnaise coleslaw dressing, tossing in a few slices of pickled jalapeno peppers and some chopped cilantro. Like I said, a salad never needs to be boring!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • vinegar of choice, see recipe
  • soy sauce
  • ketchup 
  • sugar
  • grated ginger
  • minced garlic
You will also need the following:
  • shaker/storage jar
  • measuring spoons
  • fine hole grater for ginger 
  • garlic press/rocker
Now we are ready to begin!

How to make Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing.

Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing
adapted from:  Desperation Dinners!
makes about 2/3 cup

3 T rice wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar
3 T soy sauce (reduced sodium preferred)
1 T ketchup
1 T sugar
1/2 t grated ginger
1/2 t minced garlic

Put all of the ingredients into a screw-top jar, shake well, and then drizzle over your salad or sliced vegetables of choice! 

Storage options for Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing. This dressing should keep three to five days in the refrigerator. As with most salad dressing, I do not recommend freezer storage. 




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  1. Hello, thank you for sharing the sweet and sour dressing. I would love to try it. Have a great week ahead.

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for visiting Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

  2. I'm definitely in a salad dressing rut, so it's great to have a new one to try.

    1. I understand, I am always on the lookout for a new one also!

  3. Thank you Marilyn, and thanks so much for hosting!

  4. A little late, but - Thanks for sharing at last week's What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you this week too! Enjoy your day.

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for hosting and dropping by to say hello!

  5. This is a simple and delicious salad. Love the flavors.

    1. Thank you, I love making my own dressings, that way I know what is in them!


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