Vinegar and Oil Salad Dressing

Vinegar and Oil Salad Dressing

A mildly sweet homemade vinegar and oil salad dressing with celery seed and other seasonings


12 servings (approx.)


1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water*
1 heaping tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon celery seed


1. Combine all ingredients and shake or stir until sugar is dissolved. I like to use a container with a tight-fitting lid, and shake the dressing.

2. To serve, place clean lettuce in a large bowl (to allow room for stirring) and pour desired amount of dressing over lettuce. Stir to coat.

You can also put this dressing on individual serving bowls of lettuce, but since the dressing is fairly runny and mild we like to have it all stirred together. :)

Fresh lettuce from the garden, with Vinegar and Oil Salad Dressing
Additional Notes: 

*Use 1/8 cup water instead of 1/4 cup water, if your lettuce is still slightly wet from being washed. Garden-fresh leaf lettuce tends to stay wetter after washing, unless you wash it in advance and allow it to drain well.

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is my favorite dressing for fresh lettuce from the garden! My mom has been making this vinegar and oil salad dressing for years. It's really simple to make, and gives a nice "lift" to lettuce without being over-powering OR adding too many calories. This recipe makes enough dressing for at least one HUGE bowl of garden-lettuce. My rating: 10/10.


love this love this!! I love it on cold pasta also with some cut up tomatoes and cucumbers. Absolutely wonderful!!


Yesterday night, I was tired of using same old ranch dressing for our salad during dinner. So I decided to give this recipe a try. It was a breeze to easy and it gave the salad a light, savoury taste rather than weighing it down with a fattening dressing. My husband loved it and was glad for a total salad makeover. This is going into my recipe box for sure!


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