I almost wasn’t going to continue posting home made dressing recipes, as I thought it was too basic and obvious – even for THIS recipe blog; where basic is the name of the game! But I was at work the other day, and got to talking about salad dressings. It turned out that nobody there had ever made their own home made salad dressing! Not even the oil and vinegar variety. I drove home determined to change the world -- one pre-made dressing user at a time. Don’t get me wrong, there are some fantastic commercial salad dressings with a recipe for success. But if we are championing the “fresh is best” movement, then why not make your own? Home-made salad dressings are so quick and easy, and a lot better for our health.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good vegan Italian dressing. My rule with oil and vinegar dressings is to always add in the vinegar gradually, and taste in between each addition. That way you are not going to spoil the party with too much acid. My friend Mel and I made this home-made Italian dressing together the other day, and both agreed that this was a good blend. Sometimes it is the simple things that are the best. This vegan Italian dressing recipe is the same as most standard recipes out there. But worthy of a post nonetheless. Feel free to give it your own personality and jazz it up. But my snout says, dress up my trough with this simple blend any day!