Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressings Taste Good

Friday, January 6, 2012

For those of you who follow me on
instagram you know I've been cooking up a storm lately.

It's becoming a true passion for me. Partly because I like to challenge myself with new recipes, another part is because I like to see what I can "whip up" but mostly because I really
REALLY like to eat...

The recipes loaded with cheese, heavy cream, bacon and any other fatty ingredient you can add obviously aren't the best for my waist line but things like greens are, which is exactly what I'm going to be focusing on them for the foreseeable future.

Good thing I was given the opportunity to try out some new salad dressings, the line of Marzetti Simply Dressed Refrigerated Salad Dressings to be exact.

When I headed to the grocery store to pick out a dressing to try I couldn't pick just one because they all sounded so good. From the start I really like their packaging, the fact that they are made with olive oil, sea salt and fresh ingredients and not preservatives or artificial flavors.

There's classic varieties like Blue Cheese, Ranch, Caesar, Thousand Island, Balsamic and Greek Feta, but also more unique varieties like Champagne, Strawberry Poppyseed and Ginger Sesame.

The ones that caught my attention to purchase were the Simply Dressed Coleslaw and the Simply Dressed Light Raspberry Acai which I happily took home with some fixings to make me a healthy(ish) dinner to remember. Let's talk about what I made, shall we?

Simply Dressed Broccoli Coleslaw with Almonds, Dried Cranberries and Rice Noodles

Right by where one can purchase the dressings are all the lettuce bags and once I saw the Coleslaw version I knew I had to make some broccoli slaw. I prefer broccoli slaw over traditional cabbage slaw because sometimes my stomach and cabbage don't get along... if you know what I mean.

Grab a bag of broccoli slaw, a bottle of the dressing, some dried cranberries, sliced almonds and rice noodles. For the record I already had the cranberries, almonds and rice noodles in my pantry so I threw them in hoping everything tasted good together - thankfully it was delicious.

The Simply Dressed Coleslaw dressing was glorious, you could taste the apple cider vinegar which gave it a great tart yet sweet taste making it a perfect accompaniment to this slaw. Plus is takes approximately 2 whole minutes to make - it's a great side.

Mixed Green Salad with Chicken, Blackberries, Raspberries and Gorgonzola with Simply Dressed Light Raspberry Acai Dressing

Words don't begin to express how glorious this salad was, it was so good in fact that I ate it two days in a row for dinner because I still had all the ingredients.

To make it I marinaded some chicken tender breasts in Soy Vey Island Teriyaki and cooked them accordingly. Next, and this isn't rocket science, I took lettuce out of a bag and put raspberries, blackberries and crumbled gorgonzola cheese on it. Finally drizzle the Simply Dressed Light Raspberry Acai Dressing over and viola!!

I'm positive I could drink this dressing it's so good. Also, I know it isn't berry season but these berries were so sweet and delicious and I was expecting them to be mediocre at best - a pleasant surprise.

The moral of the story is Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressings are GOOD, check them out at your local grocery soon!

Disclaimer: I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Simply Dressed review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.


  1. We took a salad with the pomegranate dressing over to my fiance's dad's for dinner. He stole the rest of the dressing and hoped we wouldn't notice because he liked it so much!

  2. Ooh, I've never heard of these! Definitely gonna check them out, thanks for the recommendation!

  3. All of the "Lite Ranch" and "Lite Italian" I've tasted were... well, gross. I always thought that the vinegarette dressings would be less fattening, but found out that they're generally not.
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  4. Get creative with salads. Adding nuts and/or orange slices makes them good, and make sure you get some yummy but low-fat dressings.
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