Sunday, November 23, 2014

Secret Sauce 2.0

When I studied abroad in college I learned a simple go-to recipe for salad dressing. It has only seven ingredients and no exact measurements. It's great on salads and pretty much anything else! When I came back from my semester in Italy I began making this dressing for my roommates - it was an instant hit and always in our fridge! Thus, when I graduated early I made sure to pass it forward. I wrote the recipe down for my friends and I even recorded a how-to video! (I am not kidding.)

Unfortunately, six years ago, during the making of the first video we had some technical errors and the video wasn't completely recorded. That's why when my college roommates came to visit me in Austin earlier this month, I was again inspired to record the making of "Caitlin's Secret Sauce"!

Now, I'd like to share with you, Caitlin's Secret Sauce version 2.0 (a.k.a. version "Grad School").

  1. Start by adding your extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I prefer this in a 2:1 ratio, respectively.
  2. Don't worry about following an order for everything else. You'll have to add in:
    1. 3/4 clove of garlic, minced
    2. Salt
    3. Freshly ground pepper
    4. Lemon juice
    5. Dijon mustard
  3. Mix everything together with a fork. Taste and adjust accordingly.
It's super tasty! If you have a chance to try it please let me know. Also, if you tend to prefer sweeter dressings, you could easily put in honey or some sugar to sweeten things up!


  1. Ahh I remember this recipe from our roomie days in Roma! So delish - from Ashley right? Love your blog - u r still just as fab!! Baci! Sarah

    1. Thanks, Sarah!! Yes, this is the recipe from Roma. The recipe originated from either Ashley or Elena. Since then I've removed the sugar because I don't think it needs sweetening :)