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Chef Kevin of UMassD Dining Services teaches you how to make a simple salad dressing

Since we can't indulge in Chef Kevin's creations at the Marketplace and other UMass Dining Services locations, he comes to us in this new series Corsair Kitchen: Cooking at home with Chef Kevin.

In the first installment, Chef Kevin shows us how to prepare a simple 3:1 salad dressing.

Chef Kevin's Salad Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove
  • Vegetable oil and extra virgin olive oil (or oil of your choice)
  • Vinegar (your choice - Chef Kevin uses pomegrante vinegar)
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Mustard (acts as an emulisfier)
  • Use a mix of anything you like in your kitchen, but be sure to use a 3:1 ration of oil to vinegar


  1. Smash the clove of garlic. Remove the skins and ends.
  2. Add salt and mash the garlic clove with the side of your knife to make a paste.
  3. Use the 3:1 ratio using any measurement (1 cup, 1/2 cups, 1/3 cup). Chef Kevin used 2 cups of vegetable oil and 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil. 
  4. Add a spoonful of mustard to help mix the oil and vinegar together.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stir ingredients together in the bowl then drizzle over your salad.