The Cook Awakening

Swiss Dressing

February 18, 2012
Posted in: Recipes, The Simple Kitchen

I lived in Switzerland for five years while growing up, from age 9 – 14. I remember when ordering salad at restaurants, there wasn’t generally the list of choices we’re used to in US restaurants – salad came with dressing. It was butter lettuce and dressing.

Recently a recipe for the ubiquitous “Swiss Dressing” was posted on a reunion page of the school I attended while there. It made me laugh – the inclusion of “Magi Wurze” as an ingredient sent me to google – it’s basically MSG in a liquid base.

Here’s my adaptation of the recipe, and I’d say it’s a keeper. We’ve been pouring it over everything from chopped romaine hearts to steamed veggies to dribbled in nori wraps with avocado, thinly sliced meats and dried tomatoes. (Yum.)

Swiss Dressing


  • 3/4 cup homemade mayo
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup oil, half and half extra virgin olive and high oleic sunflower oils
  • 1/3 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk yogurt or coconut milk plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Celtic sea salt to taste.
  • Directions:
    Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.

    Makes 1 pint.

    Tell me if you try it!

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