Have you ever tried to purchase commercial gluten-free salad dressings that do not include soybean oil? It is pretty ugly. I buy a local brand made with olive oil here in Chicago. It comes in three flavors. One my husband no longer likes and he is sick of the other two. So now I am making my own dressings.

Making your own salad dressing actually takes less time than buying one pre-made (assuming that you are like me and need to read every single bottle) in many cases. And this is one of them. It literally takes five minutes and if you have these pyrex clear measuring cup bowls you have one bowl to clean up.

If you have any interest in Russian or Thousand Island salad dressing here is an easy recipe that is egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-free, nut-free and soy-free. It uses canola but is non-GMO certified so it is also GMO free. It actually avoids the entire big eight.

1/2 cup earth balance mindful mayo
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish (I used Trader Joe’s organic)
1/4 cup Ketchup (I used Heinz Organic which does not appear to be kosher, but kosher varieties are available)
pinch salt.

Mix everything in a bowl. Chill and serve. Put the leftovers in a bottle.

Like I said…easier than buying one.