Store bought salad dressing often falls into one of three categories: 1) Too gloppy, 2) Too oily, or 3) Not gluten-free. Briannas Fine Salad Dressings can defy those conventions. We recently received an assortment of bottles from Briannas, and in addition to being surprised to find such a wide array of flavors, I was also thrilled to learn that several of their salad dressings are gluten-free.
As someone who typically opts for a simple splash of balsamic vinegar, I like the fact that a light coating of Briannas can add a ton of flavor to my greens. The salad dressings run thinner than the typical Ranch or Caesar dressing, but I’m a believer in more goodness, less goop. And if you must have a thick coating, you can easily mix these dressings with a spoonful of mayo or Greek yogurt for a gourmet veggie dip.
Here were some highlights:
Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing: A favorite in my family, this dressing is also entirely versatile. Kristin took the bottle’s suggestion and tried it over avocadoes. The verdict? “The most unexpected delicious combo,” she said.
Rich Poppy Seed Dressing: One of the thicker options, this dressing is a great topping for fruit. Kristin tried it over peaches and found it to be a delightful addition. She suggested grilling the peaches for an extra punch of flavor.
Champagne Caper Vinaigrette: This is a new product, and I’d describe it as honey mustard mixed with a light Caesar dressing. It’s mild, but still flavorful. I used it in lieu of honey mustard in the recipe for Sweet Potato and Avocado Sandwich listed among these Lunch Ideas (use gluten-free bread), and it was delicious.
Blush Wine Vinaigrette: This is for the sweet fans. I went classic and poured this over a spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts. Tangy and acidic, but not overpowering. I imagine this would be a fantastic marinade for sautéed fruit.
There are even more Briannas Fine Salad Dressings to explore beyond these flavors. To find out which ones are gluten-free, see their product information sheet. Remember, product formulations may change, so always double check the ingredients before purchasing.
If you have a favorite use for Briannas dressings, share your secret in the comments section below.