OK, so pretty much every list of foods you should NOT buy at a grocery store includes salad dressing at or near the top. Why? Bottled, commercially made salad dressing typically includes a laundry list of ingredients, including high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and artificial flavoring.
It’s sooooo much better, healthier and cheaper to make your own salad dressing. I have a jar of easy homemade salad dressing in the fridge all the time. These dressing recipes include just 5 or 6 ingredients, no sugar or sugar substitute. They aren’t necessarily low fat (those dressings made with low fat Greek yogurt are, in fact, low fat). But they’re natural, made with whole ingredients. And — culinary tip alert!!! — if you salt your salad greens before dressing them, you’ll need less dressing.
Here’s a peek at my favorite easy homemade salad dressing recipes!