Monday, September 5, 2011

Inconvenient Bottled Convenience!

"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.


  1. Hi Tracy - would you happen to have an email addy I can reach you pweease..? gotta a question for ya.. TY :))

  2. Oh, I am SO with you on this one! I keep bottled dressing in the house for marinades, but when we have a salad, I MAKE the dressing! I love it!