In a recent Instagram video, Geoffrey Zakarian gave his users a summer gift to kickstart the month of June: a new recipe. The video shows the award-winning cookbook author preparing his staple dressing in a big glass bowl. “This simple dressing is perfect for all your summer dressings,” his caption claims. This versatile recipe features mustard, red wine vinegar, greek olive oil, salt and pepper, and fresh dill, which are all mixed together with a whisk. The Massachusetts native ends the video by drizzling his concoction over a leafy salad with sliced cucumber, strawberries, tomatoes, and other fresh ingredients.
In the comments section, users took the opportunity to praise Zakarian’s delicious-looking recipe, but also offer their own suggestions. Several users questioned why “The Kitchen” co-host chose to omit lemon from his dressing. “No lemon?” one user queried, while another wrote, “Yes but NO vinegar instead lemon.” Zakarian’s vinegar selection also seemed to raise a few eyebrows. “Use champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar instead! And some lemon juice and sugar!” A few other suggestions were thrown out here and there, including adding some garlic or shallots to the mixture.
One of the best things about salad dressings? It’s easy to put your own spin on a recipe by either adding or substituting a few ingredients. If this recipe sounds like it’s up your alley, experiment with different ingredients and have some fun with it!