Salad dressing with unconventional ingredients
I am an American living in Central China. In Shanghai and Beijing, you can buy anything American in the supermarket. Even in my city, I can buy salad dressing if I take a taxi to the suburbs and am willing to pay US$20 for a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch.
Yesterday I was in a Japanese department store downtown and saw some iceberg lettuce, right next to the perfume counter, and I knew I wanted to make a salad, which I haven't had since I got to China; so I bought the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and Chinese cucumbers.
My point is: how can I make salad dressing from what I have available:
American yellow mustard
vegetable (soy?) oil
white rice wine vinegar
medium dark soy sauce
whole pitted black olives
spicy black bean sauce
hot soybean sauce
black pepper grinder
jar of tiny pickles from France which cost two days' salary.
But I was unwilling to fork over enough money for olive oil, although it is available. Expensive!
I know salad dressing is basically oil and vinegar, unless you go the egg route, but I don't really like eggs, although I'm not averse to them in a sauce as long I don't know they're there.
I live in China