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TSC’s Best Damn Dressing- Trust Me, I Use It Everyday

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So this is a spinoff dressing of one that I whipped up in 2012, remember?

But 2012 is out & it’s time to evolve. So I figured I had to update you guys on my to-go office dressings.

That’s right guys. Not only do I bring Kardashian salad bowls to our office, I also bring mini to-go dressing containers too. Because there’s really nothing worse than a wilted, wet rat looking broccoli salad, you know. Hence the importance of little dressing containers.

Here’s the deal: I make some dressing on Sunday night ( takes 5 seconds ), & then add it to the fridge in 4 to 6 small dressing holders. You can add this dressing to normal salads, taco salads, ground turkey, noodles, zoodles, OR use it as a veggie dip. To be honest, it’s really good with grapes & watermelon too. Sometimes for a snack I’ll throw together chia seeds, fruit, mint, & some of this dressing. You know me, I love contrast. Contrasting tastes good too.

These to-go dressing containers are ideal for this recipe & they’re $4.99. Also these ones I just found & I’m dying for them because they seem very efficient.

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Alight, let’s hop right into the recipe. This is a mixture that comes from Michael’s grandma’s homemade dressing & my stepmom, Julie’s dressing recipe. I sort of mixed them together for a fun twist. All of these ingredients are ones you should already have — I mean they’re basic bitches. But when they come together it’s a real mouth party.

The Skinny Confidential’s BEST Damn Dressing

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
6 dashes of Italian red wine vinegar ( I add ten shakes sometimes – I LOVE it! )
1/2 Meyer lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon of spicy brown mustard
2-3 dashes of Italian OR French seasoning ( I AM OBSESSED with this medley )
2-3 dashes of garlic salt ( or REAL garlic — my favorite! )
Pinch of sea salt, to taste

+ Directions: As you know, I use a martini shaker to mix my dressing. But really a literal martini shaker. Mix EVOO, red wine vinegar, half a lemon ( just the juice ), seasoning & garlic salt ( or fresh garlic ) together; shake well. Add mustard after. Shake, shake, shake again. You can use a whisk if you don’t have a martini shaker. Add dressing to to-go dressing holders. If you want it spicer, add chile flakes!

Note: this dressing is particularly insane with arugula, broccoli, orange bell pepper, avocado, Italian parmesan cheese, cucumber, & homemade sourdough croutons ).

TA-DA the perfect mustard vinaigrette! Really so tasty though.

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We always have extra leftovers of the spicy brown mustard so we make lemon-y, spicy brown mustard chicken A LOT. It’s delicious, let me know if you want me to share the recipe! Really this dressing is a HUGE favorite. It’s the only dressing I ever eat at home.

In fact, sometimes at restaurants when I’m feeling extra psycho… like every time… I micro-manage the waiter & ask for olive oil, red wine vinegar, & mustard. DIY at restaurants! At least you know what you’re getting, right?

What’s your all-time favorite dressing? Please share! I’m a creature of habit, but maybe I’ll rebel & try some new ones next week.

Happy Thursday! Until tomorrow, lauryn x

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  1. I make the same dressing, except use Braggs apple cider vinegar for the extra health benefits.

  2. Awesome post! I love homemade cilantro dressing. They also have one at Trader Joe’s, and I’m obsessed. If you like cilantro at all you should definitely give it a try. I never thought I would love it so much.

  3. YASSSS Share that chicken recipe, it sounds fantastic! So does this dressing, which I’m going to make after I get back from my work trip. I feel you on the creature of habit thing, same thing every day. But if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, right? So I’m kind of freaking out about this upcoming trip, buh bye schedule! Buh bye routine! At least I’m going to San Diego, so pretty. Any tips for keeping up a routine while traveling for work? Thanks Mega Babe!

    1. Thanks T! Here you go:
      Preheat oven to 350
      Add 1 tbsp Greek yogurt to a bowl
      1 tbsp stone ground mustard
      Salt and pepper

      Rub generously on both sides of chicken and cook for 25-30 minutes.

      I hope you love it!! xx

  4. sounds so good! My every day favourite go to is olive oil, balsamic, garlic, dijon, chilli flakes and a little bit of honey. soooo yum!

  5. I have no shame bringing my own dressing in those to-go containers to restaurants!! (tamari too, to sushi, since I’m celiac)

  6. So I took a cooking class last night and we made a vinaigrette similar to this and it was soon relish, OMG. Definitely going to try out this one. xx

  7. Yum! This sounds so good! I have a major thing with mustard (ESP DIJON) – is it bad that I thought that this would be amazing with fries?? ahhhh! Happpy weekend! x Shannon

  8. My goodness, it has been a while since I have had time to comment on TSC (although I am very up-to-date with snaps and the podcast). I will definitely try this dressing! I also have a 3-ingredient, 30-second recipe. I live in Mexico and they sell this tangy “homemade” dressing at the store. It is obviously not homemade, but it has a third of the ingredients that regular dressings have. Anywasy, I add a few seconds of this dressing to some olive oil and then a dash of balsamic vinegar, y listo!

    If I remember, I will try to send you a bottle next time I am headed to Dallas (home:) )

  9. I make something super similar! I love to add a bunch of garlic too. I have also used this as a base and added some anchovy paste and hot sauce for that salty bite (Rachel Rays Sorta Cesar). Thanks for sharing

    Katie @ Katie Wanders

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Here you go:
      Preheat oven to 350
      Add 1 tbsp Greek yogurt to a bowl
      1 tbsp stone ground mustard
      Salt and pepper

      Rub generously on both sides of chicken and cook for 25-30 minutes. xx

  10. You should definitely share the chicken recipe! I get so bored of chicken and I’m always looking for something new and spicy 🙂

    1. Here you go Kelsey:
      Preheat oven to 350
      Add 1 tbsp Greek yogurt to a bowl
      1 tbsp stone ground mustard
      Salt and pepper

      Rub generously on both sides of chicken and cook for 25-30 minutes.

      Enjoy!! xx

  11. omg this dressing is so amazing!!!! have been bringing it to lunch all week and am actually looking forward to eating my salad!!!!!!!!

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