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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing Review



If you follow me long enough, you'll learn that we go through a lot of Ranch dressing in our household.  We mostly use it as a dip for chicken tenders and other appetizers.  But we also love it on a salad, and I've also started making a lot of ranch flavored dishes and casseroles, so we go through the stuff pretty quickly!

I was really excited several weeks ago when I found out that I'd have a chance to review some Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing.  They have a variety of great flavors including Caesar and Blue Cheese, but I, of cousre, went with the Ranch!

If you've never seen Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing in your local store, it may be because you're looking in the wrong place.  Unlike other salad dressings, the Marzetti products are found in the refrigerated sections. (I found mine right next to the salad mix.)  It's refrigerated, because unlike other products, Marzetti dressings do not contain preservatives and other additives that other dressings contain.

The dressing is made with natural ingredients including extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. It contains omega-3 ALA and no artificial flavors or colors.

Before I tell you my thoughts I have to say that as someone who loves ranch dressing, I'm quite picky about it.  Often my decision about whether or not to order a salad at a restaurant is based upon whether I like the dressing. (I know from a healthy, nutrition-loving standpoint that sounds terrible, but it's true.)

Here's a couple of examples of my pickiness: I don't usually like the low fat dressings, and ever since I started making my own dressings at home via a mix, I've stopped buying the bottled dressings altogether.

But I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the ranch from Marzetti!

Immediately upon opening this dressing, you will fall in love with it's aroma.  It smells just like something that was just freshly made!  And it has a great taste to match this fresh tasting smell.  It's very creamy, and it packs a very strong, punch of flavor!

For our first try of this product, I made some Buffalo Joe's. (Basically Buffalo Flavored Sloppy Joes.)  We put a little dressing in the mix and also used it as a topping.  And it was super delicious!

I'm also looking forward to using this over the holidays as a dip for crackers, veggies, and appetizers! As you shop for you Christmas and New Year's Eve groceries, you should consider adding Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing to your list too!

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Disclosure: I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Simply Dressed review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

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