Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Seeds of Change Italian Vinaigrette salad dressing

As a vegetarian, salad is practically a food group for me. It makes a great emergency food - I.E. when I don't feel like cooking or when I'm at a restaurant that isn't vegetarian friendly. So needless to say, I've had more salads than most normal people. Along the way I've tried literally hundreds of salad dressings. I suppose for me, salad dressing is the equivalent of a nice steak sauce or other meat condiment for non-vegetarians.

I recently picked up a bottle of Seeds of Change's Italian Vinaigrette salad dressing at Whole Foods. To be honest, I had very low expectations. With only 60 calories per serving, all natural ingredients, I figured that there was a good chance that this dressing would taste healthy. (As noted many times, that's one of my pet peeves.) I sort of scoffed at the packaging talking about the dressing having "freshness" as its secret ingredient. I work in marketing. This sounded like your typical organic product gimmick.

As with many things in life, I was completely wrong about the dressing. Thankfully. I can't tell you how many bottles I've thrown directly in the trash after just trying them once. This dressing has a nice herb flavor with a sweet undertone. It's almost similar to a dressing used at Pizzazz, a local Italian restaurant. Except this dressing is better because I actually know what's in it and I don't have to buy in in a weird greasy plastic take-out container. My boyfriend, as a true meat-a-tarian, isn't very big on salads unless they're covered in cheese and slathered in ranch dressing even likes it. We went through an entire bottle in a week. (And by "we" I mean "he.") I like this kind so much that I'm really anxious to try another one of Seeds of Change's dressings. Even if they're half as good as this one, they'll be great!

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