I haven’t bought salad dressing in over six months. Store bought dressing doesn’t taste as fresh, flavorful and healthy as the homemade stuff. The shelf dressing is filled with preservatives and salts. Making it at home is much cheaper and allows you to customize it to your own tastebuds. I love using lemon, flavored balsamic, and different oils to create different flavors. Always try to make a homemade dressing that’ll go well with what’s in your salad. If there are a lot of fruits, I tend to go with lemon, poppyseed, strawberry balsamic, olive oil and poppy seeds.
My salad yesterday had roma tomatoes, avocados, and italian blend lettuce and so I used an organic all purpose seasoning, parmesan cheese, and light olive oil! It was the perfect combo for a basic salad! I didn’t measure it, so start light and then add more parmesan or seasoning depending on your preference.
Adding grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp would be an awesome addition to this salad! This dressing would also be a fantastic marinade.