I have not found many bottled salad dressings I like. This lead me to search out something I can make myself and this is what I put together from various sources. I like my dressings tart so I normally don't add any sugar. If I am serving this to company, and want to tone down the acidity, I add a little bit of sugar. This is a great recipe to play around with. You're bound to come up with something you will like. IMPORTANT NOTE: The dry ingredients make approximately 3-4 batches of dressing. DO NOT use all dry ingredients in a single batch unless you increase the liquids accordingly.