Green Tea & Vanilla Salad Dressing

While preparing dinner last night, I found myself thinking of a lovely vanilla infused dressing that I often have while out for dinner with my husband.  It is delicious and I knew it would go perfectly with the dinner I had planned.  As I can’t just buy it, I had to make it.  The end result was very tasty.  I added the green tea to balance the strength of the vanilla and it worked beautifully.  The result was a smooth dressing with a very mellow flavor. It would be perfect in the heat of summer.

Green Tea & Vanilla Salad Dressing


  • 1 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 C White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 1 Green Tea Bag
  • Place the Olive Oil in a heavy sauce pan.
  • Carefully cut along the length of the vanilla bean and open the pod.
  • Place the open pod and the green tea bag in the oil.
  • Set heat to low and simmer on the stove for 45 minute to an hour.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Take the vanilla bean and green tea bag out of the mixture. Squeeze the tea bag well to remove all oil while removing it.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Add the white wine vinegar to the oil and place the mixture in the fridge to cool.
Extra Information
  • The recipe makes about enough to use through the course of one week.  
  • I paired this with a simple pear, walnut and asiago salad.   It was an excellent combination.
A journey through Lent: Day 44

2 responses to “Green Tea & Vanilla Salad Dressing

  1. That sounds divine. Thanks again for your awesome ideas!!!


  2. Pingback: Here’s the plan… | From Ministry to Motherhood

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