Homemade food has the double benefit of being healthier and cheaper than prepared food. Homemade salad dressing is one of the easiest skills to add to your repertoire.
At its basic level, a salad dressing is an oil emulsified into an acid. Simply put, by mixing the oil vigorously into the acid, it is suspended into a creamy mixture. Emulsifying takes a little finesse, but is not hard to master. The video below shows you the basic skill emulsifying and then I’ll cover the basic recipe and variations we use regularly at home: