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Sunday, November 01, 2020

Not long ago I left a comment about how much difficulty I was having finding a new salad dressing shaker since mine had developed a crack in the lid and was leaking and leaving oil tracings everywhere I put it down. I finally found this shaker on Etsy for $35! emoticon You've got to be kidding me.

I have had this shaker for YEARS! I'm sure I got it free with a package of Hidden Valley dressing. Originally I only used it to mix us the mayo dressing recipe I use on my Potato Salad, but recently I started experimenting with making my own dressings in order to be a bit healthier and to eliminate some of the mess in my frig. I finally had to ignore the product reviews (which were not favorable for many of the shakers) and take the plunge and order one. How many bottles of salad dressing do you have in your frig? Does yours look like mine? Granted, the store bought bottles are easier, but I don't feel they are healthier and everyone wants a different flavor!

As I experimented one of my cupboards also became a mess with multiple bottles of flavored vinegars and olive oils. It is quite the trend right now.

I have had some difficulty finding just the right combo of ingredient to achieve the flavoring I am looking for until a favorite winery of mine posted their family recipe for Italian Dressing. It is perfect! I entered the ingredients in the SP Recipe calculator and perhaps you could search and find it, but I thought I would make it easier for you and post it here.

Italian Salad Dressing
courtesy of Brys' Winery

1/2 C. Canola Oil
1/2 C. Light Olive Oil
1/2 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tb. Oregano dried
1 Tb. Basil dried
1 Tb. Garlic Powder
1/2 Tb. Dijon Mustard
1/2 Tb. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper

Mix well and serve.
NOTE: The family thinks EVOO is too strongly flavored for this recipe, but I tried it because i didn't have the Light version on hand and I thought it tasted fine. Also note that the dressing thickens once it is refrigerated.

Nutrition per 2 Tb. serving: 166.3 cals, 18.5 g fat, 1.5 g carb, 306 mg sodium, 0.2 g protein, 0.1 g sugar, 0.3 g fiber

So far I love my new shaker which is almost identical to my old one and making my own salad dressing sure beats using all of the bottled ingredients I can't even pronouce!


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