When enjoying a refreshing salad with crisp greens, don’t damage it by dousing nature’s bounty with processed dressings. Many name-brand bottled salad dressings list soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup among ingredients. These ingredients derive from corn and soybeans that have been genetically modified - manipulated by food scientists to produce desired traits. The long term effects of genetically modified food on human health have yet to be determined, but these foods are rampant in our food system.
By crafting homemade salad dressings, you can ensure that your fresh greens are being complemented by high quality ingredients that are equally nutritious. Saratoga Olive Oil Co. offers non-genetically modified oils and vinegars, as certified by the Non-GMO Project. When thinking of salad dressing ideas, let your creativity shine. Include the flavors you love, skip the ones you don’t. Below are some of our favorite ideas to jazz up a salad.
We recommend a ratio of two parts oil to one part vinegar, but feel free to adjust according to your individual preferences. Also consider adding a dash of salt, pepper, or your favorite spice to a dressing.
What are your favorite dressings combinations?
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