(Closed) Salad Dressing

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: What's your favorite salad dressing?
    Italian : (24 votes)
    13 %
    Ranch : (40 votes)
    22 %
    Blue Cheese : (10 votes)
    5 %
    Honey Mustard : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Balsamic Vinaigrette : (39 votes)
    21 %
    Caesar : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Other (there are a ton that I didn't list, post below) : (18 votes)
    10 %
    I love making my own dressing! I posted a recipe! : (19 votes)
    10 %
    Forget making your own, the bottled stuff is so good. : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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
    Member
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    Member
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    Member
    2674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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 # 8
    Member
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    Member
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    Member
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I could eat ranch on like anything! I also like caesar and raspberry vinaigrette. Yummmm.

    Post # 11
    Member
    9489 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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!  Smile

    I make it from scratch sometimes, though I have some bottled as well.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My favourite dressing is EVOO, red wine vinegar, salt & pepper! So simple and soooo good. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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.

     

    Delish!!

    Post # 14
    Member
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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 # 16
    Member
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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.

    The topic ‘Salad Dressing’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors