"Convenient" bottled salad dressings are just not that appealing. I recently learned a big lesson: homemade salad dressings are not hard to make and their fresh flavors make a big difference on salad.
So far, the yummy creamy dressings I have shared are Caesar and Cilantro Pepita. A simple vinaigrette enlivened my Summertime Peach Salad recipe. Here is another vinaigrette with a nice herb flavor to once again demonstrate the ease and tastiness of homemade salad dressings.
Herb Dijon Dressing
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon any dried herb (rosemary, tarragon, etc), crushed
In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Makes 2 (2-tablespoon) servings, 1 point plus and 67 calories each.