It’s hard to make a statement like this is THE most amazing salad dressing ever. But in my opinion it is. Everyone has different taste buds and what might be delicious to one person is just okay to another. I guess thats what makes the world go round. We are all different. With that being said, I absolutely LOVE this dressing. Do I love other dressings too? Yes. But this one is my favorite for sure!
We told my in-laws about this place so they always stop there too. One time my mother-in-law asked what was in the dressing. The waitress said she couldn’t say but the cook came out and told her what he puts in it just not the measurements. So after playing around with the amounts I was able to come up with my version of their Orange Basil Dressing. After I thought I had it right I called my my brother to try it out. He couldn’t believe it! He said it tasted just like it. Now of course it’s never gonna be quite as amazing as theirs but it’s close enough to tide us over until the next time we are driving through.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
- FOR THE DRESSING:
- ½ cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup orange juice
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- FOR THE SALAD:
- chopped romaine
- grape tomatoes
- shredded carrots
- sliced cucumbers
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend till smooth. Store in the refrigerator.
- Serve over chopped romaine and whatever toppings you have or like. I used tomatoes, shredded carrots and cucumbers. Feel free to add or change what you put on the salad.
Recipe inspired by: Jacob Lake Inn