Have you ever read the label of your favorite store-bought salad dressing? You might be surprised by what you find! Many have added sugars hidden behind ingredients like sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, glucose, dextrose, and malt syrup to name a few. Additionally, some contain artificial dyes and stabilizers. Although a number of companies have worked to improve the quality of ingredients found in their salad dressings, there is one dressing they CANNOT BEAT, and that is a homemade dressing ready to go in minutes.
Making your own salad dressing is easier than you may think. All you need is a good quality oil, vinegar, and spices. We will provide you with the basic ingredient list, and idea of spice combinations, and the proper ingredient ratios to make a delicious dressing. AND, as a bonus, we will share with you an easy way to take your basic vinaigrette and turn it into a creamy dressing!
Oil- we prefer olive, avocado, or grapeseed
Vinegar- choose white wine, red wine, or apple cider while avoiding balsamic due to a high sugar content
Lemon or lime juice (optional)
Spices- salt, pepper, minced garlic or garlic powder, dried herbs
Optional additions- Dijon mustard, soy sauce, hot sauce
To turn your vinaigrette into a creamier delight, add one of the following:
Now, go “dress it up”!