We buy a lot of things. Mainly because we can't make everything and we don't have time to make everything even if we wanted to. Right? But there are certain things I don't understand why people buy. People buy yogurt when it is so easy to make at home. Then there are these Salad dressings. Come to think of it, I can understand why people would want to buy bagged salads. Yes, it saves a lot of time and is great on the go. But Salad dressing? All you need is to mix oil and acid and flavorings, salt, pepper or something to give heat and shake it in a bottle. How hard is that? You buy the salad dressing, you have to store it in the refrigerator after opening. You make the salad dressing, you keep it in the refrigerator. So, what is the difference here? Yes, there is one big difference, there are no preservatives in the salad dressing you made. So, you will have to use it up within a week. I have never bought salad dressing till date. Here is another dressing if you want to try make it.
Adapted from - 365 Easy Vegetarian Recipes
Canola Oil - 1/2 cup
Red Wine Vinegar - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Cayanne - 1/2 tsp (I used 1 tsp of hot sauce since I like heat)
Dry mustard - 1/2 tsp (I used 1 tsp of spicy mustard)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Take all of the ingredients in a bottle. Cover with the lid and shake very well. Dressing will settle. Shake before every use. Keep it refrigerated and use within a week.
Salad you see in the picture has cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, Red onions garnished with sweetened dried cranberries.
Want to see other Vinaigrette recipes? Salsa Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Salad dressing,
Italian Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette.