It is kind of critical in these rare, balmy moments to get that dressing right and that doesn’t just apply to the salad. Hence, in this blissful wave of heat I thought it time to share one that I adore and consume a lot of at home. That said, I am very open-minded to the simple approach of a good splash of olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, it does work wonders. However, this dressing doesn’t just elevate a salad, it transforms it. Being a larder bore the beauty of this little number is that once it is in your repertoire you won’t look back – it is easy, foolproof and seriously good, what’s more it goes with any salad combination.

Dijon and Yogurt Dressing


  • 3 tablespoons of good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of runny honey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Whisk the mustard and honey together until combined and then very slowly whisk in all the olive oil – it will become very thick and almost mayonnaise like – don’t fret though as the addition of vinegar will loosen the dressing  – then add the yogurt and whisk again, followed by a pinch of salt and grind of pepper.

If the dressing is too thick loosen it off with either a little cold water whisked in slowly or a little lemon juice. Serve over salad immediately. This dressing will split if left – just whisk again and it will come back together.

Sunshine 065 Dressing

Written by the wonderful Joanna Preston of Larder Saga. Check it out for other scrumptious ideas!


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Joanna Preston

Joanna Preston is author of the blog, Lardersaga and mother of the ‘little people', the ‘pink and blue'. Lardersaga is the musings of a food obsessed family, it is a journey through the seasons, and life around the kitchen table, in town and country. There are recipes for young and old, big and small, smart and casual.

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