Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Have you ever contemplated Salad Dressing? If you are the one who does the grocery shopping, you might have wondered why it is sooooo expensive to buy. And you might be like me and wonder why don't I make my own. 

Well for probably the last 10 years, I've made my own. I've tried a zillion recipes and this one is my favorite. I have others I really like but this is hands down Delicious. If you don't tell anyone, no one will know how easy and fast making salad dressing can be. 

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper , to taste

Add and then shake everything inside a mason jar with the lid on tight. Refrigerate the leftovers.

There you have it, super simple.

Here are a few benefits of making your own dressing:

  1. Saves you money
  2. gives you the control on how much sugar or lack of is inside your dressing
  3. No added preservatives
  4. All the ingredients are in my kitchen
  5. Its easy
  6. You can control how much you make

If you really want to try something crazy, make your won mayonaise. It is a totally different taste. 

Homemade Mayonaise

  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cup light olive oil

SLOWLY incorporate the remaining olive oil. Drizzle it in with as small a stream as possible. You’ll hear it start to emulsify. Don’t rush this. Be Patient. Continue to blend until all the oil is incorporated and your mayo is light and fluffly. (Do not use extra virgin olive oil. I’ve tried this, it is not a good choice at any time. Trust me on this). If you don't go slow your mayo will not end up like mayonaise. Don't throw it out, use it in the recipe for Creamy Italian Salad Dressing.

To Good Food,

Coach Nancy

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