Anywhere in supermarkets abroad, I find this so called “Italian” salad dressings in bottles. Several brands offer them! But don’t succomb to the temptation of a properly made commercial!!!!
I will explain this secret to you, but please keep it for yourself! Bottled salad dressings are fake! Who tells you it’s an Italian sauce is simply cheating you!!!!!
I reckon it’s the same salad dressing kind that Rochelle eats with ragù, making Gino D’Acampo get angry (and he was sooo right)! Do you remember? 😀
In Italy the one and only salad dressing is the following one: salt, olive oil and vinegar. Nothing more. The important thing, is having a nice olive oil. It will give the right taste to vegetables.
We don’t put all the spices, cream and other stuff I noticed in the bottles sold in shops. We never use complicated ingredients. The best thing in Italian tradition is the fact that ingredients are so nice, that cooking or preparing them in the simplest way highlights their delicious taste. We would never use so complicated dressings! They don’t really match with our tastes!
If you want to eat a salad the Italian way, just put the ingredients I indicated you.
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