Use Up Every Last Bit Of Your Mustard With This Salad Dressing Tip

We've all been there: You're down to the last bit of mustard in a jar and you're not quite sure what to do with it. Throwing it away seems like a waste, but it's not enough to use on its own. While you could simply add a bit of water to the container, shake, and add this watered-down residue straight into a recipe, there's an even better use for the remaining mustard. The easiest option is to use the mustard, jar, and all, to make a simple salad dressing.

The solution doesn't stop with mustard either. Making your own salad dressing is a great way to use up the last bits of condiments and other ingredients in your fridge. You can do the same with other sauces and dips such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and BBQ sauce. They can all be mixed with a few simple ingredients like vinegar, oil, and herbs to create a tasty and unique dressing or dipping sauce. 

Shake things up

To turn that almost-empty jar of mustard into a delicious and flavorful salad dressing, start by adding the ingredients for your favorite mustard salad dressing straight into the jar. For an easy vinaigrette, add a sweetener, your go-to vinegar, a healthy pour of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Remember, you can customize the flavors to your liking by adding different herbs, spices, or other condiments like mayonnaise or hot sauce. 

Once all of the ingredients are inside the jar, just shake it hard until the ingredients are well combined and have formed an emulsion. Be sure the lid is screwed on tight to avoid salad dressing flying all over the kitchen too. 

Before pouring it over your salad, taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning as needed. If it's too thick, you can add a splash of water to thin it out. Once the dressing is just right, you can enjoy it and stash it in the fridge if you have any left over.

So don't let those last bits of condiments go to waste. Turn them into a flavorful salad dressing and enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal.