Friday, June 20, 2008

Persian Salad Dressing

Ellen b. here. I'm going to start slow and simple for my first contribution to this wonderful blog. I'm hoping I edit and publish this right.

This recipe is from a book I own called In My Persian Kitchen. Both my Mom and Dad's families lived just outside Tehran from 1932-1947 after escaping out of Russia. My parents were married in Iran in 1943. There are a lot of Persian influences in my Mother's kitchen passed down to us.
Persian Salad Dressing
1/3 C. Olive Oil
3 Tblsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 clove garlic crushed (pressed)
Whisk these ingredients all together and pour on salad greens or a nice cucumber, tomato and onion salad!
Enjoy and now I'm going to click on publish and hope it works!!!


  1. Hi Ellen,
    I was just going to post something when there was nothing new and then yours popped up. It needs to be at the top for a bit. It's your first and isn't it easy and fun?
    The recipe sounds good and easy too!

  2. oh my...that sounds super delicious...and healthy. I am definitely going to try this this weekend. Wonderful. And your future posts will be every bit as interesting as this one I am sure. I am personally looking forward to that Persian influence!

  3. Oh Ellen .. .you did it perfectly.
    Thank you so much for your first contribution. I so appreciate hearing of your origin and the influence of the Persian food.

    I know we'll be treated to many wonderful recipes from you. . welcome to the blog.

  4. This sounds good and simple--I like that. After 25 years of cooking I am always looking for "new" anything. Sounds like interesting heritage to draw from--thanks for sharing.

  5. Why hello Ellen!! That sounds good - I don't often make my own dressing but I'd like to give it a try.

    I love this blog - whenever I'm hungry I head here.

    That might not be so good...

    I don't suppose there are Mennonite diet recipes? Probably not...

  6. Welcome to our new cookbook, Ellen! That sounds good, healthy & simple...and a little Persian influence is great.

  7. There is another good one that I can't find but uses some ratio of yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and dill. Its delicious and similar to white French dressing.

  8. Yes I agree with annalise, there is an Iranian everyday dressing that uses mayonnaise as the chief ingriedient.
    Like a kitchen quick dressing, I don't remember yoghurt, but maybe lemon juice, all I know is it starts as mayo thick, and is very quickly a yummy white dressing.And maybe mint or dill, an herb definitely featured. Maybe after tossing is how the composition got changed from thick mayo.
    I think maybe we poured some of the juices from a roast chicken into it. It's very ad hoc and I never would have thought of having mayonnaise that way but it's truly good. The end product

  9. It's so yummy and healthy i try it.