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What dressing tosses your salad?

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  1. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    Last night I sat down to work on the salad I bought before it gets brown & soggy. Looked around for some dressing and all I had was Ken's Greek Vinaigrette.

    I'm normally a fan of the vinegar-based dressings, but I was hankering something different. Whatcha gonna do?

    Which dressing is your favorite for salads, if you eat them?
     
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  2. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

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    Depends ... Caesar on a Caesar ... balsamic dijon vinaigrette on house salad ... maybe guac on a taco salad ... that strawberry stuff on them strawberry cran-raisin salads ... I guess almost any will do just depending.

    So many I really liked ... most were probably upwards of 1K calories. I remember an Asian salad at Cheddars I really loved, but no telling the calories that thing had.

    I do miss this smoked salmon salad I used get when we lived in Norman.

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  3. twangking

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    Blue cheese and french.
     
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    Oil and vinegar. A simple but magical combo.
     
  5. ale.istotle

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    Gotta play the field. Caesar, Ranch, Blue Cheese, Italian, Greek, raspberry vinaigrette, french, thousand island, russian, honey mustard, dijon mustard vinaigrette, oil and vinegar, catalina. It's all good.
     
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    Kroger brand has a sriracha ranch that is my favorite on salads, but also on baked potatoes etc.. Nice, and mildly spicy.
     
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    1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar, a bit of finely minced shallot, salt and pepper, whisk till salt dissolves, keep whisking while you slowly add 1/4 cup good olive oil. If you're holding it for a while before using it, whisk in 1/4-1/2 tsp mayonnaise to keep it emulsified.
     
  8. Danb541

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    Caesar salad is 1st. Then Blue Cheese
     
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  9. Lawdawg

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    My favorites are almost always the ones I make myself -- Caesar, dijon vinaigrette, green goddess, honey mustard. Most dressings are pretty straightforward once you know how to make a basic vinaigrette.

    In terms of store bought my favorites are raspberry vinaigrette, Asian ginger dressing, and of course ranch.
     
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    I never buy premade. I usually just use EVOO and wine vinegar, with a chug of balsamic or "white balsamic".

    Imma gonna say it: caesar salad is salad for people who won't eat salad.
     
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    I like Otts dressing for a sweet taste. Big fan of the Vandalia onion variety.
     
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    Ken's Italian is good. I tired of kens Balsamic after years. In Blue Cheese, Marie's is by far the best.
    Real blue cheese crumbles with Ken's italian over it is great!
     
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    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Obviously, on a Caesar, I like Caesar, but have never tasted a store bought one I like. Gotta be made fresh. Only store bought I like is Hidden Valley Ranch on a spinach salad.
     
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    Italian, the hotter the better. Kraft Robust Italian...sometimes I go for the Balsamic Vinegarette. We used to go to Olive Garden and called their house dressing "rocket fuel". Years ago we had a family friend from Germany visit and we took him to Olive Garden one night. "Mein Gott! Vas is die Salatdressingstuff??" "Rocket Fuel!" He loved it.

    Miz Diane bought me a bottle of their commercial stuff and it is not nearly as strong.

    My Dad used to get bleu cheese on everything...and I thought it horrible. Now, I love it.
     
  15. GGardner

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    Any balsamic dressing works for me.
     
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    I like my salad like I like my women.

    Undressed!
     
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    Sriracha with greek yogurt is one I used to have a fair bit, but nearly any hot sauce will work.
     
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    Lately, I’ve really been diggin this:

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    I've been using Ranch exclusively for so long I forgot there were other kinds...
     
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    The Ken's Steakhouse brand is good and is my primary choice now. Publix freqently runs a BOGO special on them and I stock up.

    The light Caesar dressing is highly edible, but the light Thousand Island is not and is the only one from KS I've tried and do not like. The Blue Cheese and Honey Mustard are good for dipping, etc. They make too many Italian varieties, it is hard to keep up with them, and I believe KS discontinued or rebranded the one Italian variety I liked best.
     
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