So I’ve come to the conclusion that if you buy your dressing in an grocery store you’re pretty much doing it wrong.
For example I do a dressing for Greek Salad – it’s a good balsamic vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and oil. Blend it and it’s delicious. No sugar needed.
So someone likes Russian dressing. And the thought struck, the only difference between Russian and Thousand Island is the former uses horseradish, while the latter uses onion and garlic. Otherwise same ingredients.
But when I looked at the ingredients of this so called store bought Russian isn’t any such thing. It could charitably be called Thousand Island. Real Russian has Tomato, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, sweet pickle relish etc. This abortions from the supermarket didn’t even come close. So we will be making our own.
3 thoughts on “On Salad Dressing”
Absolutely right! It’s easy to make your own and it will be much, much better quality and the flavor is amazing. The grocery store brands are little more than corn syrup, the cheapest oil they can find, and a collection of gums, starches, artificial colorings and flavors and very few actual spices.
Indeed – I know what they use as thickeners. It’s sickening to some degree.
And thickening. That’s sickening with a lisp