Saffron Garlic Salad Dressing

How to make a warm, Saffron Garlic Salad Dressing.

I’m always bringing salads whenever I go to Quan and Michelle’s.  Six years ago we had a whole night devoted to them; last summer I made a Stone Fruit Panzanella for dessert.  The other night I whipped up a Saffron Garlic Salad Dressing, and poured it over a medley of greens.

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Also in there – Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix, Beets, and Tomatoes.kale salad

I love making warm salad dressings – it makes me feel like I’m doing something.  This Lemon Rosemary and Maple one is my favorite.  

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Served alongside a gorgeous cheese plate, zoodles, cauliflower rice, and tea eggs.

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Saffron Garlic Salad Dressing


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Hefty pinch of saffron, ground up
  • 4 cloves garlic, skins removed
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the olive oil, saffron, and garlic to a boil. Reduce to a low heat and cook for 4-5 minutes until the garlic is brown but not burnt.
  2. Remove the garlic from the oil and add to a small mason jar with the rest of the ingredients. Shake well and serve over salad.


3 thoughts on “Saffron Garlic Salad Dressing

  1. Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine

    Oh my gosh! The Trader Joe’s omega trail mix is one of my favorite!! Why have I not tried it with my salads yet…

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      It’s perfect for salads, isn’t it? Everything you would put in one anyway!

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