Prepare to embark on a tantalizing taste journey with this delightful Dill Salad Dressing recipe! With is fresh flavor, this homemade dressing will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Brace yourself for a harmonious blend of dill, lemon, and a touch of sweetness that will transform your favorite salad into a culinary masterpiece
Why you will love this recipe
This dressing is a symphony of flavors, combining the fresh and vibrant notes of dill, the tanginess of lemon juice, the subtle sweetness of maple syrup, and the hint of smoky warmth from sweet paprika. Making this dill dressing is quick and easy. With just a few simple steps and readily available ingredients, you can whip up a batch in no time. It requires minimal effort, but the results are remarkably flavorful. The dressing can also be prepared in advance, allowing you to save time and have it readily available. It stores well in the refrigerator, giving you the convenience of having a delicious dressing on hand for multiple meals throughout the week.
You will need these simple ingredients to make this recipe
- canola oil
- rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
- fresh lemon juice
- maple syrup
- sweet paprika
- Dijon mustard
- dill weed
- black pepper
See recipe card for quantities
How to make the dill salad dressing - step by step
In a bowl or a mason jar add all the ingredients
Whisk or give it a good shake to combine all the ingredients together.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
note: you can also use the food processor if you want a smoother texture.
Absolutely! While canola oil offers a neutral flavor that allows the other ingredients to shine, you can experiment with different oils. Extra virgin olive oil and vegetable oil can be suitable alternatives.
If you don't have rice vinegar on hand, you can replace it with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. However, keep in mind that the flavor profile may slightly differ.
When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the dill dressing can last for up to one week.
Absolutely! While this dill dressing is fantastic on salads, it can also elevate other dishes. Try using it as a marinade for grilled chicken or vegetables, or even as a topping for roasted potatoes.
Yes, absolutely! Fresh dill can be used in place of dried dill in this recipe. When substituting fresh dill for dried dill, keep in mind that the intensity of the flavor may vary. As a general guideline, you can use three times the amount of fresh dill compared to dried dill. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of dried dill, you can use 3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) of fresh dill.
- Adjust Consistency: If you prefer a thinner dressing, you can add a bit more oil or vinegar to achieve the desired consistency. Conversely, if you prefer a thicker dressing, reduce the amount of oil slightly. Don't be afraid to adapt the recipe to your liking.
- Always taste your homemade salad dressing as you go. The measurements provided in the recipe serve as a guideline, but everyone's palate is different. Adjust the amount of dill, sweetness, acidity, or any other ingredient to suit your taste preferences.
- After preparing the dressing, let it sit for at least 15-30 minutes before serving. This resting time allows the flavors to meld together and intensify, resulting in a more harmonious taste experience.
- Give it a good shake or stir before using it again, as the ingredients separate slightly over time.
- Creamy Dill Dressing: To create a lusciously creamy dressing version, add ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream to the original recipe. Whisk it in along with the other ingredients, and enjoy the rich and creamy texture it brings to the dressing.
- Spicy Dill Dressing: If you crave a bit of heat, infuse your dressing with a kick of spice. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce to the original recipe. Adjust the amount according to your desired level of spiciness.
Salad and dressing
Dill Salad Dressing
- ¾ cup canola oil
- ½ cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- In a bowl or a mason jar add all the ingredients
- Whisk or give it a good shake to combine all the ingredients together.
- Keep refrigerated. When serving, shake vigorously to obtain a homogeneous mixture.