Scientist Salad Dressing

Scientist Salad Dressing
Scientist Salad Dressing

5 min

8-10 portions

Milk freeGluten freeNut free

Chemistry in the kitchen! Making a salad dressing is loads of fun, and so simple. Any junior chef can do it, all you need is a glass jar and a lid!

First of all, measure the oil and balsamic vinegar and put them in the jar. But hey, wait a minute! What’s happening? Our brainiac researchers at Kide Science explain the science behind oil and vinegar reacting in the jar.

As you will have noticed, oil and balsamic vinegar create their own layers. Try closing the lid and shaking the jar. Do they blend together? Nope! The balsamic vinegar will always settle under the oil! Balsamic vinegar is mostly water, and water is more dense than oil. The oil therefore always ends up floating on-top of the water-insoluble vinegar.

But here at Carrot Kitchen we’ve got a little secret for all our junior chefs! There’s a magic ingredient that acts as an emulsifier and blends oil and vinegar together. Mustard!

Try it out for yourself with our salad recipe below!

Scientist Salad Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 to 2 tbsp honey
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 grinds of black pepper
  1. Time to get going!

    Wash your hands and make sure you’ve got all your ingredients on the table. First you need a clean glass jar with a lid!

  2. Measure the ingredients

    Measure the oil and balsamic vinegar into the jar. Oops! Remember what we said, the vinegar has dived to the bottom. Add mustard, honey (according to your taste) and a pinch of salt n’ pepper.

  3. Shake, shake, shake!

    Screw the lid tightly and shake it all about. What a beautiful dressing you now have! Season your favourite salad with it (We recommend a tasty sweet potato salad). Once your dressing is ready, check out the Carrot Kitchen app for our Sweet Potato Salad or Circus Salad recipes. We’ve also got plenty of other scientific recipes for our junior scientists! Try Rasberry icecream in a bag or Chips and magic mayo.

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## Our recipe philosophy

__Success guarantee.__
All our recipes are created, tested and edited by food education experts.

__Healthy and ah so yummy.__
In our recipes taste and healthiness come in the same package. Sometimes with sprinkles.

__Sustainable choices.__
We cook lots of veggies and encourage kids to make choices that are not only good for them but also good for the planet.

__100 % happiness guarantee.__ 
Food that is spiced with laughter always tastes better.