Early in my career, I spent too many hours working my way up the ranks, creating thousands of beautiful salad arrangements, snickering every time a chef whispered, “Make love to the salad Daniel, and be gentle with their leaves.” As a result, for years now I have avoided the salad dressing topic with those of you who have Interstitial Cystitis. I have avoided it like the plague. To me building salads and baking cookies had very little in common. You wouldn't have caught me dipping my fingers into a bowl of salad, or licking a spoonful of dressing. Nevertheless, I knew this moment would arrive.
Before we continue we must acknowledge a few things.
1. The maximum shelf life of an acid-free salad dressing is 5 days if refrigerated.
3. You will have to try your hand in homemade mayonnaise. Trust me; almost every salad dressing contains mayonnaise.