Yes, you can make salad dressing at home. Be warned, though: If you've never done it before you're going to be amazed by how easy it is and kick yourself for buying all that bottled dressing in the past! These five recipes are a mix of classics and fresh takes, vinaigrettes and creamy dressings.
Lemon and garlic bring a lot of zing to plain lettuce, but feel free to add whatever veggies you like. This dressing also has enough of an acidic kick to work well on grains and pastas.
This dressing is traditionally mixed in the bottom of a large salad bowl. After it's made, lettuce is added to the bowl and gently tossed to completely coat the greens, while leaving any excess dressing at the bottom of the bowl.
Proportions for classic vinaigrette are 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar or lemon juice, with a dollop of mustard added for punch and salt and pepper to taste. Add a minced shallot or garlic clove for even more flavor.