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post #31 of 59
For me it depends to a large extent on what's in the salad, and I like to just concoct something that fits. However, there are a couple of prepared ones that I like to have around: there's a very nice Vidalia Onion dressing, that's also nice for marinating chicken; the relatively new line of fruity dressings from Lite House are good, particularly the Pomegranate/Blueberry one; and I do like Blue Cheese dressing, but will usually make it myself if that's what's called for.
post #32 of 59
I'm a big fan of most dressings. I've recently taken a fancy to Honey mustard though.
post #33 of 59
Italian! I also really enjoy my own little make up of extra virgin olive oil, apple cidar vinegar, minced fresh garlic and italian herbs!
post #34 of 59
I love blue cheese, though I generally make it homemade. Getting good (not too bitter) blue cheese is key.
post #35 of 59
Ranch dressing is my favorite, but I wish I liked oil and vinegar because I see it as more restrained and upper class!

On the TV show Lost one of the characters was caught hoarding a huge restaurant size jar of ranch dressing and one of the overseas message boards was asking "What is ranch dressing?" I was wondering how cat site folks would describe it?
post #36 of 59
I love Ranch, too, but it's so high in fat that I've started trying to train myself to like my own homemade version of it: buttermilk, minced garlic, chopped parsley, a little touch of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, a tiny touch of sugar, and a whole whacking lot of freshly-ground black pepper... and most important of all, a LOT of finely shredded Grana Padano parmesan. The parmesan thickens it up, and of course, the flavor is just beyond words... Grana Padano is the best parmesan in the WORLD.

When I run across some good fresh basil, I mince it up and toss it into some olive oil with red wine vinegar, then add a little pepper and a little salt. You can use balsamic vinegar instead, and that's great too.

But the very best thing to do with real balsamic vinegar (the almost prohibitively expensive kind you get in gourmet stores, that's been aged forever and has very low acid) is drizzle it over ripe strawberries. Not vinaigrette -- just the pure balsamic vinegar itself. Bliss.

You can have the berries and balsamic alone as a dessert, or you can toss in some radicchio and Boston lettuce and a few walnuts... ahhh...
post #37 of 59
I have a few different ones. I love Bacon Ranch dressing, as well as three cheese ranch...blue cheese is very good too...
post #38 of 59
I love creamy Italian or honey mustard
post #39 of 59
I chose Ranch, but another kind I absolutely love is Renee's Greek Feta.
post #40 of 59
Ceasar and Italian
post #41 of 59
I love Kraft Three Cheese Ranch!
post #42 of 59
I love Paul Newmans Oild and Vinagar. Its super yummy and has no sugar like most dressings.
post #43 of 59
I love Thousand Island and Catalina dressing. But my absolute favourite is my Grandma’s salad dressing she makes with Knorr Seasoning.

4 table spoon’s of Vegetable oil
1 table spoon of white Vinegar
1 teaspoon of Knorr Seasoning
½ teaspoon of sugar

Mix Well and poor on salad!

It’s taste SO good!!
post #44 of 59
I already answered but forgot to mention Penzy's Italian vinegar and oil dressing...It is my absolute favorite!!!!
post #45 of 59
I can't believe nobody has mentioned this kind already. I must be really old. LOL

Green Goddess! Kraft Seven Seas makes it, and while I understand the original from-scratch recipe contains anchovies, I have only had the commercially bottled version.
post #46 of 59
well, most places i order ranch...but my favorite is at a restaurant here locally. it's a balsamic vinegar/roasted garlic vinagrette - simply fabulous! but that's the only place i've ever found it. i have made some myself at home, but it's not as good
post #47 of 59
I like 3 cheese ranch. Ok, anything with cheese in the dressing,
post #48 of 59
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Originally Posted by Leto86
Maybe?

Yeah.. pizza, mashed potatoes, french fries, etc etc.. I like it on almost everything.. I put it on spagehtti once.. and I won't do that again.
you sound like me, Ranch & Pizza, Ranch & French Fries, Ranch & Chicken, Ranch & Hamburgers, Ranch & Mashed Potatoes...etc...

Never did the ranch and spaghetti though....I'm a little cautious of that one!
post #49 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vibiana
I can't believe nobody has mentioned this kind already. I must be really old. LOL

Green Goddess! Kraft Seven Seas makes it, and while I understand the original from-scratch recipe contains anchovies, I have only had the commercially bottled version.
Someone just bought me a salad starter kit from Penzy's and Green Goddess mix is in there! I remembered someone mentioned it on the site, but I've never heard of it. What's it like?
post #50 of 59
I usually make my own dressing, without seasoning or spice mixes, just plain olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and a spoonful or two of yoghurt.

However, I used to go to a mall in Luxembourg where they made fantastic dressing, so delicious I wanted to lick the salad bowl every time!
Unfortunately, I now live quite far away from there and the last few times I have been there, both the prices and the quality have deteriorated, but I still dream of that dressing...YUMMY!
post #51 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vibiana
I can't believe nobody has mentioned this kind already. I must be really old. LOL

Green Goddess! Kraft Seven Seas makes it, and while I understand the original from-scratch recipe contains anchovies, I have only had the commercially bottled version.
I used to absolutely LOVE the green goddess dressing from Fran's Restaurants in the Toronto area. Alas, Fran's are no longer around and I've never seen green goddess dressing anywhere else. It really was delicious.
post #52 of 59
I love the house dressing that is served at Swiss Chalet!
post #53 of 59
Do I have to pick just one? I actually dont have a *favorite*...I like Ranch,French, and Thousand Island(w/bacon) and I also am a big fan of dipping about everything in Ranch
post #54 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosemite
I used to absolutely LOVE the green goddess dressing from Fran's Restaurants in the Toronto area. Alas, Fran's are no longer around and I've never seen green goddess dressing anywhere else. It really was delicious.
I just got some from Penzy's...what does it taste like?
post #55 of 59
I'm the type of person who can't eat veggies unless it's drenched in some kind of sauce. I like a lot of different salad dressings. I think it really depends on what kind of salad it is. Usually if I have to choose the dressing, I like a mixture of ranch and bleu cheese.
post #56 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I just got some from Penzy's...what does it taste like?
It's been so many years since I've had it, I can't even remember what it tasted like - I just know I loved the flavour.
post #57 of 59
Well, go to Penzys.com and they sell it, you make it yourself! I can't wait to try it!
post #58 of 59
Ranch is my all time fav, but the salad dressings served at Mikata's, Tokyo (Japanese restaurant here), and Shogun is just divine!! I could eat my weight in that stuff!!!!
But no, I don't dip anything other than salad in ranch... That's just a little weird for me...
post #59 of 59
I LOVE creamy italian....yummy!
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