One Dressing To Rule Them All


This salad dressing is, seriously, extraordinary. I’ve made hundreds of different salad dressings over the last couple of years, but none came close to being as worthy of obsession as this one is. After making a version of it over a month ago, I’ve looked forward to eating huge salads every day whereas I generally grow restless eating the same thing a few days in a row. And though I usually only get hard for elaborate, over-the-top salads with roasted components, seeds, dried fruit, nuts, countless types of sturdy leaves, sprouts, flowers or roots..this dressing takes a simple head of romaine to heaven and back. When served before even the most special or lavish meal, at the end you’ll still be left thinking “…that salad though”.  alert4alert1

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the dressing is this phenomenally good when it’s composed of all the best things (like of course Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s babies were going to be little cherubs).

It’s deeply satisfying and will make your tongue the happiest it’s been in a long time. The dressing is equal parts fresh (lemon, good grassy olive oil, parsley, avocado), roasted and rich (tahini), pickled/preserved (anchovies, capers, prepared horseradish) and fermented (liquid aminos, vinegar). I was indescribably pleased when I found this full bottle of liquid aminos in the trash because it’s usually ~$8 for this size. It’s pretty much soy sauce with clever marketing, so if you don’t have liquid aminos, go right ahead and substitute soy sauce (or better yet, tamari).



4 cloves garlic

1/4 bunch of parsley

juice from 1 lemon

1 tsp prepared horseradish

1-2 tsp capers

2 oz anchovies (no salt added)

1 avocado

3 tbsp tahini

1-2 tbsp liquid aminos

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

3/4 cup high quality olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, blend the garlic. Then add the parsley until finely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour the olive oil in last, in a thin stream while the food processor is running, until desired consistency, adding more if necessary.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds incredible. I just ate, but I’m craving this dressing now!


  2. This looks great! I usually always make my own dressing for salads, but it would be great to switch up our go-to recipe with this. Sounds great, can’t wait to try. Thanks! Crystal & Rochelle


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