Do you hate it when you have almost empty bottles of condiments like mustard or mayo and there is probably about a tablespoon or 2 of it left but it is stuck to the side and you can’t or don’t want to take the time to get it out? Well, I have a solution for you. Turn it into salad dressing!
I don’t normally buy salad dressing because making it is so easy. Often I have an almost empty bottle of mayo in the fridge and the flavor possibilities are endless with different kinds of vinegar, spices and herbs. Also, it usually makes just enough for the meal and maybe a little for leftovers the next day. Here is a really simple recipe and you can substitute the vinegar and spices to make your own concoctions.
Frugal Salad Dressing
1 almost empty container of mayonnaise
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
dash of garlic powder
dash of white pepper
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
Add the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder and pepper to the mayo container. Strip the leaves of the thyme sprigs and add them to the mayo. Replace the cover, tighten and shake well. Allow to sit 30 minutes so the flavors mix. Depending on the amount left in the container you may need to add a little more vinegar or olive oil.
Your turn: What do you make with almost empty condiments?