Already in your Pantry Salad Dressing

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Duyen Tran

California native trying to navigate her new life in NYC as a recent transplant, post-grad, who tries to make friends, explore the city and eat well on a small budget. She’s known for her fairly obscure pop culture references and gumption. You can see some of that or her twitter @doogencreates.

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You get home from work and you’re like, “I’ll be healthy today and have a salad for/with dinner.” You cut up some veggies, wash your spring mix, and open the fridge for your favorite dressing and find out that it’s a. empty b. expired or c. gone! If this has ever happened to you, then I feel your pain. Luckily, I can also offer you a great solution.

This quick and easy salad dressing recipe is made up of things you ALREADY HAVE in your kitchen. No need to despair OR leave the house.


Already in Your Pantry Salad Dressing

Makes approx. 2 cups


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Throw all your ingredients into the Magic Bullet.
  2. Blend until well mixed. Add olive oil to thin out to your desired consistency.

Now you can stop despairing and have a delicious salad instead!