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Gourmet Salad Dressings you Must Try!


I recently had the pleasure of meeting Salad Queen, Valerie Hamilton. Yes, you heard me right, “Salad Queen.” Up until now, I had no idea the land of salad had a queen, but after tasting her amazing gourmet salad dressings, I now know she is the only person for the job. I found Valerie through a series of online twists and turns (you see her product is no longer sold in stores) and she explained to me that her dressings are full of fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and are just not at their best after sitting in retail establishments. That is one reason she is working on a cookbook of all her recipes so the home cook can recreate these divine concoctions. I can’t wait.

Valerie was kind enough to mix up a fresh batch of three of her best selling dressings for me to sample. Just the names alone will tell you these are no ordinary salad dressings; Walnut Orange Ginger, Almond Roasted Balsamic, Italian Country Provolone, and the list goes on. The list of ingredients goes on as well. In the Walnut Orange Ginger dressing (my favorite) she incorporates fresh orange juice, orange liqueur, honey, basil, ginger, and curry with oils, balsamic vinegar and spices to create this thick, nutty and utterly delectable sauce. I tossed a fresh spinach and roasted butternut squash salad with this dressing and it was out of this world. Valerie recommends that you use her dressings as marinades, sandwich spreads, sauces and in stir fry. Do you know she even makes specialty pizzas using her dressings? She assures me these recipes will all be in her book.

So, if you are sick and tired of the same old bottled dressings and want to truly enjoy a salad for a change, order some of Valerie’s Gourmet Salad Dressings. They go a long way and really do turn an everyday salad into something special. Hail to the Queen.

To order Valerie’s Dressings visit her website at: And tell her to get working on that book.