Homemade Vs. Store-Bought Salad Dressings: Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Make Your Own by Gigi Gaggero
A benefit of making your own salad dressing is getting to use the finest and freshest of ingredients. Every homemade salad dressing, in my opinion, should be made up with a few key staples: a base, an acid and a clean emulsifying ingredient.
What you dress your salad with should be as healthy as the salad itself. If you just made a green salad chock full of vitamins and nutrients, why ruin it with a store-bought dressing that may quite possibly have refined sugars, poor-quality oils and artificial flavors? And while a purchased dressing may seem convenient, a homemade salad dressing is just about one of the easiest recipes you can make. What is so bad about store-bought versions?
- Store-bought salad dressings are often high in calories and bad fats.
- They’re often full of preservatives and chemicals added to extend their shelf life.
- Manufacturers make large quantities of product, and in order to do so often use poor-quality, low-cost ingredients.
Try my recipe for lemon vinaigrette. It’s so easy!
Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.
Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:
Salad Dressing Cruets $6 & Up
30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.