Seriously. Promise me right now you’re going to stop buying it. Ok, sometimes you need ranch dressing to put on delivery pizza. But that best be a rare, stress or alcohol fueled situation.
Bottled, supermarket salad dressing is irrationally expensive, processed, and decidedly not local. Not to mention, anything that stays homogenized like that without being refrigerated is packed with all manner of nasty binders and preservatives. None of which your body can process or receive nutrition from.
You can find everything you need to make a killer salad dressing in your pantry and that herb garden you recently planted. Hell, you can find all of it in your dry goods pantry. Really, all you need is a good olive oil base, and a whisk. If you have an immersion blender, you’re golden.
So go out and find a large bottle of good, locally produced, cold pressed olive oil. From there, get creative – you know what flavors you like, make ’em happen! See the links below for my favorites to get you started!