zesty italian vinaigrette

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended. To maintain freshness, keep refrigerated for up to 4 weeks. For variation, add 1/4 cup soy sauce to the above recipe and use as a marinade for meat, fish or poultry.


3/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 clove garlic, peeled and cracked open (optional)

Put all ingredients in a small, screw-top jar. Cover and shake vigorously until well blended. Store in refrigerator. Remove garlic when dressing is flavored as desired. Makes 1 cup.