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Old 06-18-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I recently bought Wish Bone Buffalo ranch dressing. It was pretty good. Not as zingy as Chipotle SW sauce at subway (which I love). I dipped potato chips in the dressing and had it on my salad. Are there any spicy dressings you like??
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I tried that one the other day and it was pretty good. I probably won't buy it again because I'm counting calories and it had a bunch. I usually put salsa on my salads instead of dressing.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Oil and vinegar, and sprinkle berbere seasoning, then toss. WAY hotter than any prepared/bottled dressing.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Oil and vinegar, and sprinkle berbere seasoning, then toss. WAY hotter than any prepared/bottled dressing.
I'm with you on the idea of making your own. You can make better ones than you can buy, with a little practice. And I love berbere (it's great sprinkled on hummus tahini too).
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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i just mixed about 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of cider vinegar, 4 dried sanaam chiles, a whole clove, a medium pod of black cardamom, 7 whole peppercorns, a whole star anise pod, a half tablespoon of fresh chopped rosemary, and a tablespoon of prepared mustard (which acts as an emulsifier to help things stay mixed). It will sit in my fridge a few days or a couple of weeks before I use it, if I can wait that long.

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Old 06-20-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I do home made dressing. I prefer strong flavors because if the salad dressing is strong, we can use much less. Everyone needs some fat in their diet, and I use healthy oil but still, oil is high calorie and no one needs to eat 1/2 cup of it in one sitting. If the dressing has lots of flavor, then only a small dab is needed.

Balsamic vinegar makes a strong flavored and delicious dressing. I make a mustard dressing and use good mustard with lots of flavor, not the yellow stuff. I've got a lemon dressing that is strong and delicious.

Homemade buttermilk dressing is easy and slightly reduced calories since 1/2 of it is buttermilk instead of mayonnaise. It's easy to make.

Store bought dressings contain too much salt and they are full of additives and thickeners. Good home made dressing isn't all that cheap to make, but it tastes better and it is much healthier.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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i just mixed about 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of cider vinegar, 4 dried sanaam chiles, a whole clove, a medium pod of black cardamom, 7 whole peppercorns, a whole star anise pod, a half tablespoon of fresh chopped rosemary, and a tablespoon of prepared mustard (which acts as an emulsifier to help things stay mixed). It will sit in my fridge a few days or a couple of weeks before I use it, if I can wait that long.
Is the sanaam chili a hot one? I want to try this and I've got everything but the sanaam chili. I've got lots of dried chilies, though and maybe could substitute something.

Spices go is whole and infuse? They aren't ground?
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I usually make mine, but usually keep some bottled on hand. I've tried the Buffalo Ranch lubby's talking about--it's ok. I think you could also just squirt a little Sriracha into some ranch for the same effect. lubby--why don't you try adding some chipotle hot sauce or a little bit of chipotles in adobo to ranch? You might be able to replicate that one you like from Subway.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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I like the chipotle southwest dressing at Subway. I do not know if it is available in retail, however.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Once you start making your own dressing, bottled stuff tastes chemical-like and weird.

One of my favorite ways to dress a salad is to simply toss in diced up avocado and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
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