Convenience food items definitely have their place in your fridge and pantry. Canned tomatoes make an excellent addition to chili’s and stews, canned corn and canned beans are great for tossing in salads, and pre-cut vegetables and fruit make snacks and weekday lunches and dinners that much easier. But when it comes to topping your salad, the pre-made bottled dressings just can’t compare to a homemade vinaigrette.
And you don’t need to be a mad scientist to create delicious salad dressings at home. It’s super simple and you can customize them exactly to your taste. Like things spicy? Add some hot pepper sauce. Feeling zingy? Add a shot of lemon or lime juice for an extra acid kick.
This basic vinaigrette is a perfect go to for your favorite mixed green salad. It also works excellent as a marinade for chicken or fish and is great as a topper for bean salads!
The sweetness of this dressing goes so well with a green salad topped with some candied nuts, dried cranberries, and mango.