I love ranch dressing... we established that already... but the longer I have been Paleo the less I have used the creamy dressings and other condiments in my day to day life. I still love salad dressings though and a quick vinaigrette is always tasty. This recipe is easily changed to highlight different flavors by exchanging vinegars, oils or herbs but this is a basic Italian inspired version. It isn't completely necessary to use the immersion blender but I really enjoy the slightly emulsified version that results when an immersion blender is used instead of just shaking it up. The longer the dressing sits the stronger the flavors will get. This means that if you don't really like garlic or another spice lessen it at the beginning and don't over-do spices as you experiment with new flavors.
1. Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2. Use immersion/stick blender to combine the ingredients. Mix for about a minute.
3. Pour into airtight containers.
*You might have to shake the bottle before using it again to recombine as it can settle.
What kind of vinaigrette dressings do you use in your home?