Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Homemade is the Only way to go..
Every week I make my own salad dressings. Why would I want to do that when every grocery and specialty store has entire aisles devoted to them? Mainly because I like to control what my family consumes! Have you looked at the ingredients on the back of a bottle of salad dressing (not just the calories)? I have always said, if I can't pronounce what it is, I am not going to eat it. Plus you know it can be good for you if it's shelf life is several years!
So, I have put together a list of just a few of my families favorite home made salad dressings. Some of the ingredients I have had to adjust so it will be pleasing to the palate of my family. My hubby and the little ones like bright bold flavors. When I make a salad, that is always the first thing gone off of their plates!
Just click on the link and they will take you actual recipe:
Honey Mustard Salad Dressing/Dipping Sauce (I also use this s a a dressing for a warm chicken wrap)
Ranch Dressing (great for dipping or along with a Cobb Salad)
Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette (yummo warmed over dark greens and blue cheese crumbles and pecans)
Aunt Betty's French Dressing
St. Louis Style Italian Dressing (great with the salad listed. It's a St. Louis thing!)
Blue Cheese Dressing
Poppy Seed Dressing (Great with a Spring Strawberry Salad)