I have a confession, not one I am at all ashamed to admit – I really do NOT like bottled light salad dressings. Most of them just don’t taste good! Bottled dressings in general will have more chemical additives than home-made – of course – but the light or fat-free ones tend to have even more of them, and often added sugars as well. The do not taste fresh.
I usually make my own balsamic vinaigrette with a good extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and dijon mustard. With summer coming on . . . at least I THINK summer is coming – it has been so gloomy and cold in Wisconsin this “spring” . . . I am experimenting with other dressings for my salads.
As luck would have it, while digging in a pile of papers I saved for some reason that seemed right at the time, I found an article from last July with the perfect answer to my salad dressing prayers. Included are recipes for 3 light homemade dressings that sound good enough for my taste buds. The recipes – for light ranch, orange-balsamic vinaigrette, and lemon herb avocado dressings – can be found on the link here. It’s almost time for the local farmers’ markets. Now you are ready!!