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Best Store-Bought Salad Dressings

Best Store-Bought Salad Dressings

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a product review! If you’re new to my site, you may enjoy my review and comparisons of whey and plant-based protein powders, or dairy-free yogurt options. Today, we’re covering store-bought salad dressings.

Which is the best store bought salad dressing? The most affordable, yet contains high quality ingredients? Eleat Nutrition Intern Nicole and I reviewed our top 7 salad dressing brands. What made these dressings stand out to us were the ingredients; each one contains whole food ingredients with minimal to no additives. Majority of these dressings also do not contain the top allergens such as wheat, egg, soy and dairy, which you’ll see pointed out in the “pros” section. Interested in making your own dressing at home? You’ll find a few of our favorites at the end!

This review is notsponsored in any way. I was not paid by these brands or compensated for this review. 


Primal Kitchen

  • Cost Per 8 oz Bottle: $7.95 ($0.99/serving)

  • Pros and Certifications: Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Soy & Canola Free, Certified Keto & Paleo, Cage Free Eggs, Vegan Options

  • Possible Downsides: more expensive than others per serving

  • Flavors: Ranch, Caesar, Green Goddess, Dreamy Italian, Vegan Ranch, Thousand Island, Cilantro Lime, BBQ Ranch, & various vinaigrettes


Chosen Foods

  • Cost Per 8 oz Bottle: $7.99 ($1.00/serving)

  • Pros and Certifications: Gluten Free, Soy & Canola Free

  • Possible Downsides: more expensive than others per serving

  • Flavors: Earth Goddess, Baja Goddess, Golden Goddess, Garden Goddess, Greek Goddess, Classic Ranch, Apple Cider Vinegar, Chipotle Ranch, Lemon Garlic, Caesar


Tessemae’s

  • Cost Per 10 oz Bottle: $5.99 – $6.99 ($0.60-$0.70/serving)

  • Pros and Certifications: Organic, most flavors Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Cage Free Eggs, Gluten Free, some flavors Vegan/Vegetarian

  • Possible Downsides: some flavors (Mushroom Ginger, Cosmic Jerry, Chia Balsamic, Honey Poppyseed) include small amounts of added sugar 

  • Flavors: Classic Italian, Balsamic, Cilantro Lime Ranch, Classic Ranch, Green Goddess, Creamy Green Goddess, Creamy Caesar, Honey Poppyseed, Avocado Ranch, Habanero Ranch, Lemon Garlic, & more


The New Primal

  • Cost Per 10 oz Bottle: $6.95 ($0.70/serving), Cost Per 8 oz Bottle: $5.95 ($0.74/serving)

  • Pros and Certifications: Certified Gluten Free, Cage-Free Eggs

  • Possible Downsides: Some flavors contain small amounts added sugar per serving

  • Flavors: Citrus Zest, Sriracha Tahini, Almond Butter Turmeric, Class Ranch, Buffalo Ranch, Wasabi Ranch, Carrot Ginger


Sir Kensington’s Vinaigrettes

  • Cost Per 8.5 oz Bottle: $3.99-$4.49 ($0.47-$0.53/serving) 

  • Pros and Certifications: reasonably priced, Gluten Free, whole food ingredients

  • Possible Downsides: high acidity

  • Flavors: Dijon Balsamic, Pepperoncini Italian, Raspberry Pink Peppercorn, Golden Citrus


365 by Whole Foods Market Vinaigrette

  • Cost Per 12 oz Bottle: $4.99 ($0.42/serving)

  • Pros and Certifications: USDA Organic, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, some flavors Gluten Free, some flavors Vegan

  • Cons: Some do contain soy and wheat, important to note for those that have allergies

  • Flavors: Balsamic, Italian, Lemon Ginger Turmeric


Fody 

  • Cost Per 8 oz Bottle: $5.99 ($0.75/serving)

  • Pros and Certifications: Low FODMAP & Gut Friendly, No Onion, No Garlic, Gluten Free, Keto Friendly, Vegan, some flavors Lactose Free

  • Cons: Some flavors contain soy, important to note for those that have allergies

  • Flavors: Caesar, Maple Dijon, Garden Herb, French


Have time to make your own dressing at home?

Here’s a simple DIY recipe for Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • Ingredients: ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, ½ cup balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 1 clove garlic minced, 2 teaspoons honey, ½ teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper 

  • Servings per Recipe:

  • Directions: combine all ingredients in a jar or container with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving. Will keep well for several weeks in fridge.

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