Dissolving salt in oil

Dissolving salt in oil is not that easy. However, it you are preparing a vinegar-oil dressing for a salad, then the easiest is to dissolve the salt in the vinegar. It is possible to dissolve salt in oil, but adding ingredients in a certain order makes this somewhat easier. I normally make dressing in the following order.

Vinegar-mustard-oil dressing (aka vinagrette)

  1. 1 teaspoon of mustard
  2. 1 teaspoon of vinegar - stir to mix
  3. 1/2 teaspoon of salt - stir to dissolve
  4. 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil - depending on home much dressing you want.
  5. Freshly grinded black pepper - notice how it spreads nicely on the oil.

Citrus-oil dressing

  1. 1/3 to 1/2 organic citrus or about 2 teaspoons - hard to give an exact amount as it depends on the bitterness you want.
  2. 1/2 teaspoon of salt - stir to dissolve
  3. 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil - depending on home much dressing you want.
  4. freshly grinded black pepper - notice how it spreads nicely on the oil.

Adding the salt after the oil will make it hard to dissolve. Also, adding the pepper before the oil requires some extra stirring as the pepper seems to gather if it is not added after the oil.


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