5 Ingredients or Fewer

Magical Three-Ingredient Dressing

February 27, 2019
Photo by Rocky Luten
Author Notes

Mayonnaise-haters, look away. This magical dressing—which leans entirely on the creamy, tanginess of mayo and the spicy, garlicky Huy Fong sauce I eat by the jarful—is my secret weapon for any quick salad, grain bowl, seared protein, or sautéed green in need of some zhooshing up. It asks pretty much nothing of you, and gives you everything in return. —Ella Quittner

  • Prep time 1 minute
  • Makes about 1/3 cup dressing
  • 2 tablespoons Huy Fong Chili Garlic sauce (or similar)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I use Sir Kensington’s or Duke’s or Hellman’s)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large pinch salt, plus more to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Whisk together all ingredients. Taste, and add more salt as needed. Thin with water if desired, or leave as is for a creamier dressing.

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Ella Quittner is a contributing writer and the Absolute Best Tests columnist at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.