This $20 Gadget Saves Me So Much Money on Salad Dressing

Plus, it's a serious meal-prep time-saver.

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August 11, 2021

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The concept of meal prepping has become so ubiquitous that it immediately brings to mind the image of rows of containers stocked with chicken and rice, hours spent chopping veggies and a week of monotonous meals. But I like to think meal prep doesn’t have to mean getting everything done at once (or eating the same foods every night!) Sometimes, the smallest things can make a big difference when it comes to getting dinner on the table more efficiently, and for me, I found some relief in this salad dressing mixer from OXO.

No matter what main course is on the menu, a salad is a staple side-dish in this house. And, for me, a homemade dressing of olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and some seasoning is the best option every and any night of the week. I found myself spending a tedious amount of time whisking a new batch together each night, and my previous options for storing leftovers just weren’t cutting it.

This container allows me to make a batch of my dressing once a week and use it for multiple nights following. The leak-proof design keeps the ingredients tasting as fresh as the first night, and the mixing blade on the inside lets me achieve an ideal frothy texture when serving. Similar to other dressing mixers offered from OXO, this model has marked measurements on the side, so I can be more exact when mixing. While I like to stick to my tried-and-true recipe, the spout is wide enough to accommodate other thicker dressings, making it a great option for any type of salad.

While this is a small addition to my array of kitchen gadgets, it has made a difference in my nightly routine. On a busy weeknight, getting those 15 minutes back makes a big difference!

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