Dressing a Salad - Simple Oil & Vinegar - Sula and Spice

Dressing a Salad - Simple Oil & Vinegar - Sula and Spice

Salads can be complicated affairs, but sometimes you just want something simple. This approach to dressing a salad is as simple as it gets!

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