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Top Secret Salad Dressing

This dressing is absolutely divine, and people go insane for it. Top Secret is in the name because something this good should never be revealed! (But I'm totally going for it!)
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 cups
Author: Cristen


  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced finely or 4 small cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tbsp vinegar apple cider vinegar, champagne vinegar or red wine vinegar are best
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Combine all ingredients into a mason jar and shake excessively until homogenous. This takes about 30 seconds. (tall quilted jelly jars are my favorite size.) Refrigerate if not using within a couple days. *If you refrigerate, be sure to pull out about 20 minutes or more before using so the olive oil can come up to temperature (sometimes if the olive gets too cold, it can solidify a bit, leaving you droplets of congealed oil.)


Mustard acts as an emulsifier, keeping the vinegar and oil from separating. The mustard is a vital part of this recipe and Dijon mustard is best.