How to Make the Perfect Salad Dressing From Scratch

Home editor Stephanie Sisco shares her favorite recipe and easy how-to.

Bottled salad dressing might seem like the easy choice, but it takes only a little bit more effort to make your own dressing at home–then you know exactly what goes into the bottle, and you can include your favorite flavors. With the Salad Zinger, the process of homemade dressing is incredibly simple: just put the ingredients in the base, twist the bottle to crush them, fill the rest of the bottle with olive oil, and let the flavors infuse. Real Simple home editor Stephanie Sisco shares her favorite raspberry vinaigrette recipe in the video below, but you can experiment to find a homemade dressing that's perfect for you and your family.

To get the most out of your Salad Zinger, make sure you're using fresh, ripe ingredients, and know that all dressings will have varying infusion times. Some will take 30 minutes, while others may take a few hours, depending on which ingredients you use. If you make it the night before, you're guaranteed homemade dressing with maximum flavor.

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