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Five Ingredient Homemade Salad Dressing from leftover artichoke marinade

Make your own tangy homemade salad dressing with leftover artichoke marinade! So easy and fresh, with just five ingredients.

artichoke marinade salad dressing on a salad

You know how sometimes you use up a jar of marinated artichokes and wonder: Now what could I make with this tasty tangy leftover artichoke marinade? No? Just me? Either way, its so easy to turn this liquid into Artichoke Marinade Salad Dressing.

I often prefer making my own salad dressings to avoid added sugars and a laundry list of ingredients — plus, they just taste so much fresher. Usually I throw them together from scratch, but sometimes life gives you a jump-start. 

leftover artichoke marinade in a jar

I mean, it seems like a shame to waste all this marinade, right? This easy five ingredient homemade salad dressing contains no added sugars; it’s gluten free, low carb, and perfect to dress any salad. Plus: You can make it in its own handy jar, without having to dirty another container! Sometimes, it’s the little things…

pouring artichoke marinade salad dressing onto a salad

I had this artichoke marinade left over this week from making chicken sausage & artichoke pasta. Salad always pairs well with pasta, so I also whipped up a batch of this leftover artichoke marinade salad dressing to carry that tangy flavor through to our side salad.

Extend the principle to other homemade dressings

You can jump start homemade salad dressings with other leftover marinades and brines as well. For a creamier alternative, for instance, see the avocado pepperoncini dressing recipe here. 

Artichoke Marinade Salad Dressing

artichoke marinade salad dressing ingredients

Ingredients

Liquid from a 12 oz jar of marinated artichokes
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp minced garlic (about one clove)
Black pepper, to taste

Directions

Add olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and black pepper to the artichoke marinade left in the jar after using the artichokes.

Replace lid and shake to combine.

Taste dressing, and adjust proportions if desired. 

Note: I’d already used 1 Tbsp of the leftover marinade in another recipe, but that didn’t affect the taste of this dressing.

That’s an easy homemade salad dressing

artichoke marinade salad dressing from leftover marinade -- just five ingredients

And that’s how to turn leftover liquid from marinated artichokes into homemade salad dressing. If you do have leftover artichoke marinade on hand, this salad dressing takes about two minutes to throw together. Just add four more ingredients, and shake, shake, shake.

Artichoke Marinade Salad Dressing, printable recipe

Artichoke Marinade Salad Dressing

Make your own tangy homemade salad dressing with leftover artichoke marinade! So easy and fresh, with just five ingredients.
Course condiment
Cuisine dressing
Keyword artichoke marinade, artichoke marinade salad dressing, artichokes, gluten free, homemade salad dressing, leftovers, low carb, salad dressing, vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 12 oz jar of marinated artichokes -- just the leftover liquid
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic about one clove
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and black pepper to the artichoke marinade left in the jar after using the artichokes.
  • Replace lid and shake to combine.
  • Taste dressing, and adjust proportions if desired.

Notes

I’d already used 1 Tbsp of the leftover marinade in another recipe, but that didn’t affect the taste of this dressing.

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Recipe Rating




Cyndi

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Brilliant!! You're not alone -- I literally searched "what to do with the leftover artichoke marinade" and this recipe popped up! :) I am so excited because I can't eat vinegar and I've been trying to think of tangy things to put in homemade salad dressing. Win-win!!!! Thank you.

rachel

Monday 24th of January 2022

Awesome! So glad you can use it (and I still make this dressing every time I use artichokes and have the marinade leftover...).

Tina louise

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Add a little to mashed potatoes!

judi mccandless

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

now any good ideas on what to do with left over pickle juice - anyone?

Gail Newby Wilkie

Monday 18th of January 2021

I just made this it is DELICIOUS thank you so much for this recipe, I hate to waste stuff.

Ellen Rader

Saturday 21st of March 2020

I've been looking for something to do with my leftover artichoke heart liquid. This is great and so easy. An idea of how much liquid is left over from a 12 oz jar would be handy to know as my jars are from Costco and are a lot larger. I sort of winged it and really like it! New to your website. Thank you!

Lea

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

I am going to try and ball park this one for you....Kirkland Marinated artichokes in Canada are 1 litre and that's about 33 ozs. I just finished a jar and it left 12 ozs of marinade. That's a little more than a third of the jar. So in this case a 12 ounce jar of marinated artichokes probably has about 4 ounces of marinade. Its a rough estimate based on math but I would go with 3 or 4 ounces of the marinade for this recipe using Kirkland Marinated Artichokes or 1/3 the number of ounces in whatever size jar you are using...... Anyway it was delicious today on my salad!! Does that work for you Rachel?? Thanks for the recipe!!

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