Sunday, April 3, 2011

Olive Oil & Garlic Salad Dressing


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Now that I have a blog, the most common compliment I receive about my cooking is, “Mmm… This tastes good.  You should put the recipe up on your blog.”  Sometimes Papa the Farmer and I deem a recipe to be blog-worthy and sometimes we decide it’s ok, but not blog-worthy.  We only want to share our best with you!  This salad dressing is definitely blog-worthy!


My mother in law gave me the recipe several years ago, and wouldn’t you know it, she didn’t put any measurements in the recipe.  So I don’t really measure either… I just play with the ingredients until it tastes right.  But, since you don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like, I’m putting approximate measurements in parenthesis after each ingredient.  Feel free to play around with the amounts.

olive oil (2 cups)

Nutritional Yeast (1/3 cup)

Fresh Parsley (large handful)

Fresh Garlic (an entire head… not just one clove… an entire head.  Just trust me on this!)

Salt (1 1/2 tsp)

Lemon Juice (1/2 cup)


Mix it all together in the blender till well blended!

Delicious on salads, but don’t stop there!  Pour it on bread for garlic bread, sandwiches for some extra flavor, rice, vegetables, pasta…


  1. Ooo, I'm going to try this, thanks for sharing! I hear you on the whole garlic thing, I have a dressing recipe that calls for 8+ cloves! It's SO good!

  2. Above comment about 8+ garlic cloves is from me, Beka (forgot to sign my name) =)

  3. I LOVE garlic! Then I learned that it is nature's strongest antibiotic and now I love it even more. <3

  4. OK. I just tried your salad dressing. I had to go to Whole Foods to find the Nutritional Yeast. I wasn't sure what kind of parsley to I bought a bunch of Italian Parsley. I squeezed fresh lemon juice. This dressing is AMAZING! I LOVE IT!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!


  5. I'm so glad you liked it! All the credit goes to my Mother In Law. It's her recipe. =)