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Part 1 of 2: How to Make Your Own Salad Dressing | Ingredient Selection and Preparation

Are you tired of store-bought salad dressings that are full of preservatives and additives? Why not try making your own salad dressing at home? It's easier than you think, and you'll be able to customize the flavor to your liking. Plus, with the help of Two Pillars' eco-friendly kitchen products, you can make your own salad dressing without creating a lot of waste.

Before we get into the recipe, let's talk about the ingredients you'll need. First and foremost, you'll need a good quality oil. Olive oil is a classic choice, but you could also use avocado oil, sunflower oil, or any other oil you like. Next, you'll need an acid, such as vinegar or lemon juice. White wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and apple cider vinegar are all great options. You'll also need some flavorings, such as herbs, spices, garlic, and mustard. And of course, you'll need salt and pepper to taste.

Now that you have your ingredients, it's time to start preparing them. If you're using fresh herbs or garlic, chop them finely. If you're using dried herbs or spices, you can simply add them to the dressing as is. Combine all of the ingredients in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, and shake well to combine. You can also use a blender or food processor to emulsify the dressing, which will make it creamier and smoother.

Thanks to Two Pillars' ZipBag®, you can easily store any leftover salad dressing without creating unnecessary waste. Simply pour the dressing into the ZipBag® and seal it up, and you're ready to go. The ZipBag® is perfect for storing all kinds of foods, whether you're keeping your favorite snacks fresh or storing fresh produce or leftovers.

In the next part of this series, we'll cover mixing techniques and tips to help you make the perfect salad dressing. And if you're looking for more eco-friendly kitchen products to help you on your cooking journey, check out Two Pillars' UniLid® and Swedish Dishcloth, both of which are perfect replacements for plastic wrap and paper towels, respectively. Stay tuned for more salad dressing tips and tricks!

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