Simple, Sweet and Sour, Salad Dressing

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Frugal and cooking with what you have, go hand in hand, no doubt about it. Use it up or do without also go hand in hand, however often times that is not possible in the kitchen. Keeping a well-stocked pantry is the key to being frugal and it offers the freedom to step into the kitchen to cook, without the interruption of having to go to the store.

Speaking for myself, once home from work, I do not want to leave the house for something like a missing ingredient. After all, I just got home and home is where I want to be after working and commuting all day.

So let's make a simple, sweet and sour, salad dressing. Keep it ready to drizzle on sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for a quick side dish to round out the meal. Or toss salad greens, topped with sliced almonds, or you decide, it is your kitchen!

Sweet and Sour Dressing
adapted from:  Desperation Dinners!
makes about 2/3 c

3 T rice wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar
3 T soy sauce (reduced sodium)
1 T ketchup
1 T sugar
1/2 t grated ginger
1/2 t minced garlic

Put it all in a screw-top jar, shake and then drizzle!


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  1. I am totally in agreement with adaptation. Some of my finest/worst dinners have featured my ingenuity. Just ask my kids. :/

  2. Thanks, for joining up with my blog. Have to tell you I don't write it for anyone else but myself. That's the sweet and sour of it.

    Love sweet and sour! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I agree. Once home, I'm not heading back out! Dinner last night was a use what you have kind of night. I have everything for this dressing. Including ginger in the freezer!

  4. The salad dressing sounds similar to Chinese sweet and sour sauce, and I bet these are lovely in salad!

  5. thank you. I will try this TONIGHT!

  6. This is a great dressing Melynda. I think this would be great used on an Asian style slaw, which would be a great side to all kinds of things.

    I agree with you ... who wants to run out to the supermarket again after you get home. It's great to have a well-stocked pantry and to be able to rustle something up from the ingredients you have on hand.

    Thanks for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays.

    Sue xo

  7. Hi Melynda,
    I just love the ingredients for your dressing, it is going to be so good.
    Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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