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Do You Make Your Own Salad Dressing?

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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
And MSG! :oops:
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Quite often, but not ALWAYS! Sometimes I like something someone else has made. I hate shopping for storebought because I'm picky about HFCS and hydrogenated oils.
cg130 cg130 8 years
I always make homemade dressings! I grew up with it, and so it's all I'm used to - bottled dressings are full of sodium and preservatives. My favourite is extra virgin olive oil mixed with fig balsamic vinegar and pressed garlic! My mom makes amazing caesar salad dressing, but I don't have the recipe, so I always get her to make it when I go over.
jabberyjess jabberyjess 8 years
Love homemade dressings! I love vinegar so I like to add way more of that than you would get in a traditional dressing ratio (or in store bought!).
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I don't, because I don't really cook, but my husband always makes his own dressings for our salads. They are always fantastic and way better than store bought!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Almost always. It's yummier and I'm scared of products with five lines of ''ingredients'' that I can't pronounce.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually make my own viniagrette. I make it lower in fat by using less olive oil and more vinegar. I throw in salt and pepper and a little Dijon mustard to richen it up. It's a lot cheaper than buying the store-bought stuff.
akay akay 8 years
@muse2323, I know several former Ohioans who find Garlic Expressions at Whole Foods locations here in Chicago. If there's one near you, check into it. Making a simple vinaigrette is simple, and out of the food products with extra artificial crud in them, salad dressings' ingredient lists always seem to gross me out more so than other food (don't know why). If I don't have time to make vinaigrette, I go with oil and vinegar.
muse2323 muse2323 8 years
I really miss a dressing made and packaged near my hometown (Garlic Expressions, a garlicky Italian vinaigrette), but since I've gotten married, we both tend to just drizzle oil and balsamic over our salads, though I will sometimes make my own dressings when guests come over (or I make a strawberry spinach salad).
rainydaybleus rainydaybleus 8 years
i am the worst salad dressing maker ever :( sadly, store bought is what i am left with.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
neonbee neonbee 8 years
It's half-half for me. I make my own when I have time or when I couldn't be bothered to go to the store.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Sometimes, though I do love Annie's Goddess dressing and will pay for that
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I always make my own dressing. Cheaper, healthier, and much more delicious!
hex913 hex913 8 years
I have only made my own dressing once. I don't eat a lot of salad so most of it went to waste.
wren1 wren1 8 years
I often make my own.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
I have a couple of store bought favorites that I can't pass up, but I do make my own bleu cheese dressing and my vinaigrette.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 8 years
yes, i always make my own dressing.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
rarely. i prefer the non-fat/zero calorie dressings and homemade dressings usually tend to call for fatty ingredients. :(
Frika Frika 8 years
I make my own when I have time, or want a specific homemade one I make. Cesar is always store though. I just made a balsamic, black currant dressing that's delicious! Also I have never ever bought honey mustard dressing, that's a definite homemade one
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
If it's a vinaigrette - yes, I will make it. I buy creamy dressings from the store.
Food Food 8 years
Almost always! Olive oil, vinegar/lemon, mustard, seasoning.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
no, i think store bought ones are much more convenient. but then again, if i had any time at all, i would do my own
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