After taking my daily journey through the local "über-mart", I was daunted by the sheer amount of different salad dressings available. It then ocurred to me that I’ve never been able to figure out why people actually purchase commercially made salad dressings in the first place. If you take the time to actually read the list of ingredients in a commercial salad dressing, at least the ones that you can pronounce, chances are, you have just about everything in the cupboard that you need to make your own, Xanthan Gum and Sodium Benzoate aside.
Here is a basic dressing that can be used eight ways from Sunday and easily keeps for a week, if you happen to make too much of it.
The technique is so frighteningly simple, the variations limitless, and it takes all of a minute to do, that I really don’t know why everyone doesn't be creative and make their own versions of this.