Monday

You Asked, I Answered: Our Soy-Free Salad Dressing, Drew's All Natural

Several of you have asked how it's possible that I managed to find a soy-free salad dressing. You looked everywhere before resorting to doing without or always making your own.

I have nothing against making my own (and have done so many times), but there's nothing like being able to pick it up at the store once in awhile. There's a reason grocery stores and department stores became successful. People sometimes want a break from making everything on their own all the time. (Or a lot of the time sometimes.)

And that's okay.

So...the dressing. Yes, a soy-free salad dressing really does exist. I wish I could tell you that it exists in a land without using canola oil. Unfortunately, I can't go that far. What I can tell you is that the company that makes this dressing does at least use all GMO-free products (including their products that DO include soy) and doesn't use any artificial colors, flavors, or additives.

They offer several varieties including Caesar, ranch, Italian, thousand island...you get the idea. (All of the basics plus several varieties.) We regularly use the buttermilk ranch, Classic Italian, and Caesar. The Thousand Island and Creamy Italian occasionally make an appearance. Yes, I know. We're boring. We're okay with it.

This is our favorite dressing. It's not only soy-free, but also a vegetarian Caesar (for my 2 veggie kids). Yes, you read that right. It's a Caesar that's vegetarian. That's a VERY hard one to find.


You can purchase their products online directly from the Drew's site, from an online grocer like Vitacost, or from a local grocer. Find one in your area here. (The site doesn't list Natural Grocers as a place to find their products in Tulsa, but that's where I bought mine just last week.)

Just as a note, not all of their products are soy-free.  Specifically, the line that I posted above (in the circular bottle) are the ones that are soy-free. The ones in the traditional salad-dressing shaped bottles are NOT soy-free.

For those who have other allergies the particular dressing pictured above also meets the needs of those who have gluten-free and/or egg-free loved ones.

Let me know of any soy-free products that you enjoy!

Have a favorite soy-free mayo? I lost my old favorite when we left Trader Joes land so I'm on the hunt for a new one.

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