I am a salad dressing snob! There, I have admitted it! Now I am not so much of a salad dressing snob that I make it but I am picky.
I already love Marzetti’s dips, both sweet and savory. So when I got the opportunity to review Marzetti’s Simply Dressed salad dressing I was very excited!
See I have been having a weird dilemma. I recently gave up wheat so first off I had throw out a ton of my bottled sauces and dressing. Now I have to scour labels and I miss bread (especially croutons in my salad). It is also amazing how much bread add in a salad with fat and mouth feel. So this is where I was coming from when I entered the grocery store to buy a bottle of Marzetti Simply Dressed.
To start with there are so many flavor choices!!! And even better, every one except the soy based one is gluten free! So I looked closely and considered my options. I steered away from the vinaigrette choices since I have been missing the fatty mouth feel. Then I spotted it. It had a glowing light behind it. It was the Blue Cheese dressing.
I was not raised eating any kind of blue cheese much less having it in salad dressing. But as I have gotten older I have started adding little bits of blue cheese to things but it still can be over powering. But I have just been craving cheese so I decided to risk it. So I got the Blue Cheese dressing and a spring greens salad mix to give me a touch of bitter to cut the fat.
I took my eagerly bought wares home. To my greens I add a little apple that was left over from the children’s lunch, some dried tart cranberries and some candied pecans. I added a drizzle of Marzetti Simply Dressed Blue Cheese Dressing. First I tasted the dressing by itself. It was pretty smooth with a creamy taste. There were little bits of the crumbly cheese. When I ate it with the greens there was a nice compliment between the bitterness of the greens and the creaminess of the cheese. But when you had the apples with the dressing it was complimented by the tang of the cheese. For the first time since I gave up bread (a couple of months ago) I didn’t miss the croutons!!!!!
So what is my final thoughts on Marzetti Simply Dressed salad dressing? Umm, go buy it! It was so delicious just like every other Marzetti product I have ever tried. It is a good price and a great product! I look forward to trying all of their gluten free options.
How about you? What do you look for in a salad dressing?
I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Simply Dressed review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.