Post # 1
I loooooooove salad dressing in a bottle. I make almost everything else from scratch (gluten allergy, so I have to) but I can’t give up bottle salad dressing. I think my favorite is whatever that zesty Italian is…but so much salt and gross chemical ingredients! DH loves ranch.
I would love to make my own, beyond the standard vinaigrette that I occasionally throw together. Does anyone make their own salad dressing? Have any awesome recipes to share?
No? Just vote on the poll.
Post # 3
I don’t really like bottled dressing anymore, with the exception of the italian dressing they use at Maggianos. My go-to dressing is: EVOO, vinegar (a good, aged balsamic if I’m doing a heavier salad, white balsamic if I’m doing something light or fruity), salt, and pepper. Switching to gourmet vinegars really made a difference for me. I have this white pear white balsamic that I got from a vinegar tap store (seriously…) that is divine- its so sweet and flavorful without any sugar.
Post # 4
Oh gosh so many!
I like a good asian dressing that doubles as a marinade, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, lime juice, ginger, garlic, blob of ketchup.
@BooRadley: I agree! there are many different kinds of vinegars or citrus juices that make great dressings.
If you like them creamy stir in some greek yogurt!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I love making my own, simple salad dressing. I usually just use olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a splash of lemon juice, lemon pepper, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to spice things up. I’ve been trying to wean myself off of adding sugar or honey, but have recently started using agave.
Totally agree with adding the greek yogurt for a creamier version, so healthy and yummy!
eta here is a recipe for homemade italian salad dressing!! I’ve tried it and it was good, just my advice is to cut down on the amount of oil a bit http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-italian-salad-dressing-20158
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I really like French on salads and ranch for dipping 🙂
I also make my own basic one with EVOO, lemon juice, crushed garlic, and dried basil, parsley, and dill weed.
Post # 7
@BooRadley: OH YUM that pear vinegar sounds amazing. There’s a store at the mall that only sells oil and vinegar…I’ll have to go on a shopping spree there. I’m sure gourmet vinegars (and maybe flavored oils?) would make a huge differences. Thanks for the direction!
@ThreeMeers: I did make a yogurt dressing once but DH wasn’t into it. Maybe instead of being totally yogurt based, stirring some on would be yummy. Love it!
Post # 8
Honestly my favorite is a classic vinaigrette- champagne vinegar, minced shallots, salt, freshly ground black pepper, olive oil, and a little dijon to emulsify it.
There is this maple balsamic from River Garden Kitchens that is fabulous though. I haven’t been able to find it outside of VT, unfortunately.
Post # 9
I make a really simple honey mustard dressing. Just mix mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice or white vinegar. It’s super easy and I can adjust the sweetness or sourness. The bottles are always way too vinegary for me.
Post # 10
I could eat ranch on like anything! I also like caesar and raspberry vinaigrette. Yummmm.
Post # 11
I love salad dressing! But only italian or vinaigrettes (there are many more besides balsamic). I also love asian-style dressings.
IMO honey mustard is only good for dipping or sandwiches. I will only eat ranch on cold veggie sticks and I will only eat blue cheese dressing with buffalo wings (I do love blue cheese, the cheese, and will eat that by itself). I can’t eat ranch on salads….gross!
I make it from scratch sometimes, though I have some bottled as well.
Post # 12
My favourite dressing is EVOO, red wine vinegar, salt & pepper! So simple and soooo good.
Post # 13
Home made Japanese salad dressing. It’s just like the dressing you get on the little side salad when getting sushi. It’s amazing!
Carrots, Rice Vinegar, Sesame Oil, White Miso, Fresh Ginger and a teensy bit of sugar all popped in a blender.
Post # 14
I love french salad dressing with blue cheese crumbles on top. Delicious! (I love blue cheese but I HATE bue cheese dressing for some reason.)
Post # 15
@FauxBoho: Yum, I have to do this one!
Post # 16
Brianna’s poppyseed. I love it!
But usually I make my own, because I never use up a whole bottle (of anything but Brianna’s) and am tired of taking all the room in my fridge.