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My Secret Salad Dressing

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salad dressing in a jar

You will love to make and eat my secret salad dressing. So skip the store-bought dressing with this easy and delicious recipe. When you make salad dressings at home, you can control what ingredients go into your dressing. Homemade always tastes better!

This dressing is great with any leafy-based salad. All you have to do is mix your ingredients in a jar. I always enjoy having my guests try to guess the ingredients. So far, nobody has got it right; that’s why I call it my secret salad dressing.

For salad ideas, go to this page.

What Is My Secret Salad Dressing Made Of?

All you need are a handful of basic pantry ingredients (and no more than five minutes) to make this dressing. Here’s what you’ll need; there are no preservatives here!

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Soy sauce 
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon juice 
  • Frozen concentrated orange juice
  • Dijon mustard

Measure all of the ingredients into a jar, and whisk to combine. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning as needed. If the dressing is too thick, add more olive oil or vinegar to thin it out. If the dressing is too tart, you can add a little more oil or a pinch of sugar to balance the flavor. Once the dressing is to your liking, it is ready to be served.

I highly recommend doubling or tripling the recipe and storing the leftovers in the fridge.

I doubled the recipe for this photo

How long Do Homemade Salad Dressings last?

This recipe makes about one cup of dressing—enough to last for a few days of salads. 

The dressing can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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salad dressing in a jar

My Secret Salad Dressing

Author Rachel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 cup
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My secret salad dressing is one that you are going to love to make and eat. So skip the store-bought dressing with this easy and delicious recipe.
Kosher, Pareve


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 very generous tablespoons frozen concentrated orange juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • Combine dressing ingredients in a jar, close, and shake the jar vigorously to combine.
  • Just before serving, add dressing to taste and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately after tossing with dressing.
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