A few years ago I started to make my own salad dressing. This is something I decided to do because store-bought salad dressing almost always contains oils that I specifically try to avoid.
Salad dressing can be as simple as tossing your greens in oil and vinegar. My favorite dressing is Caesar and unfortunately it is a little more complicated than that. It requires a whole lot of whisking but I use a food processor to make the process a little easier.
Some notes about this recipe:
– for vegetable oil, I use unrefined peanut or avocado oil, examples of oil to avoid are listed below. In addition to vegetable oil this recipe includes olive oil, you could use olive oil for all of the oil in the recipe but I wouldn’t recommend it. Olive oil has a stronger flavor than vegetable oil and will be noticeable in the finished product
– You can skip anchovies and still have a lovely dressing, when I make this I don’t always remember to buy anchovies so I have made it without them many times
Oils to avoid: soybean, sunflower, safflower, canola, corn, grapeseed, refined coconut, refined peanut, refined avocado
If you don’t want to make salad dressing or don’t have time Primal Kitchen makes great dressing with high-quality oil!