I hate buying salad dressing. It’s expensive, and many are loaded with icky preservatives like high fructose corn syrup. Dressing is simple to make, and I’m a balsamic vinaigrette addict.
Here is my favorite recipe. I would love your ideas too!
-A dash of pepper
-1/4 tsp. kosher salt
-1 tsp. good dijon mustard (I use Maille)
-2 Tbsp good maple syrup or honey
-4 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
-1/2 cup of good olive oil
Also, a favorite modification is to omit the maple syrup or honey and add minced garlic instead. If you do that, add a little extra olive oil.
Dressing is also an easy hostess or teacher gift. You can make it in a large mason jar and add a ribbon. If you are someone who likes to make jams, dressings, and other goodies, consider having your own labels made. My favorite site is http://www.myownlabels.com