As I mentioned on Monday's post, recently I have been using several salad dressings by Annie's Naturals. There aren't a lot of bottled salad dressings that appeal to me, but Annie's has some that I really do like!
A while back I posted about a pasta we had along with a salad topped with an Annie's dressing. An anonymous visitor commented that the Papaya Poppyseed Dressing was their favorite. Of course, I had to try it myself... and, I agree! I love this dressing, it is a little fruity and nice to pair with a stronger-tasting entree perhaps with a lot of spices or herbs.
Next, I love the Shitake & Sesame Vinaigrette. For those of you concerned about added sweeteners, this dressing has none. It lends a delightful Asian flavor to salads, with toasted sesame oil and the earthy flavor of shitake mushrooms. I often add a squeeze of agave nectar to the bottle and shake it through, since I think this addition of sweetness enhances the overall flavor.
Finally, I could not forget to mention Annie's very popular Goddess Dressing. My gosh, we go through bottles of this in our house! This dressing also does not have any added sweeteners and is quite thick. So thick that it is better served (in my opinion) as a dip for raw veggies, drizzled over pasta, whole grains, or in a sandwich, rather than to top delicate greens. A little ketchup mixed into this dressing is also delicious (just ask my 4 year old, who, by the way, LOVES this dressing the most).
I also love that I can catch specials on these dressings every couple of months that allow me to stock up! So, since that anonymous comment encouraged me to try the Papaya Poppyseed variety, are there other Annie's dressings that you really like - or other brands?
P.S. My daughter just walked in and seeing me do this post sang "Goddess Dressing, yummy, yummy, yummy, Goddess Dressing"!!!