Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Any time I need a basic vinaigrette for a recipe, Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing is the one I use! And this post featuring my favorite dressing gives you 15 easy recipes that use it!
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Recently I was having a blog cooking day with my fabulous assistant Kara, and we realized that three out of four recipes we were making used Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing in some way. And I started pondering how frequently I use this flavorful and low-carb vinaigrette and realized I had to add it to my list of Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks!
Keep reading for more about why I love this product. And if you have a favorite recipe using it, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Who makes Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing?
I love Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing (affiliate link) mostly for the flavor and low-carb ingredients, but there a wonderful story behind the company as well. Newman’s Own is a food company founded by actor Paul Newman and author A. E. Hotchner in 1982. The company donates 100% of its after-tax profits to the Newman’s Own Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation which in turn supports various educational and charitable organizations. Even though Paul Newman died in 2008, his daughter has continued to run the company, and they have donated over $550,000,000 to charity.
What makes this dressing so good?
Truthfully, I don’t eat this dressing much as just a salad dressing poured out of the bottle. But I think this classic oil and vinegar dressing has the perfect flavor to use as a starting point in a recipe. To me it has a perfect balance of oil and vinegar so neither overpowers the other. And with only one carb in two tablespoons, it’s a great option for a carb-conscious ingredient.
Recipes I’ve made using this dressing:
I’ve used this product in so many recipes I couldn’t possibly list them all, but it’s been a frequent ingredient in marinades, salad dressings, and cooking sauces, and here are a few of my favorites:
- Grilled Zucchini
- Grilled Patty Pan Squash
- Pesto Pasta Salad
- Low-Carb Italian Pasta Salad
- Salmon Salad with Dill
- Instant Pot Califlower Rice Greek Chicken Bowls
- Grilled Sausage and Peppers
- Easy Grilled Vegetables
- Basil Vinaigrette
- Completely Foolproof 100% Delicious Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad
- Low-Carb Tin Foil Dinners
- Easy Kabobs with Zucchini and Sausage
- Air Fryer Peppers and Onions
- Instant Pot Greek Chicken Tacos
Where can you get Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing?
I’m fairly sure you can buy this dressing in most any grocery store in the U.S., along with lots of other salad dressing variations made by this company. But if you don’t find it, you can always get Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing (affiliate link) from Amazon.com.
More About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:
Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks is an occasional blog feature where I spotlight products I love. Everything featured as one of my picks is a product I have purchased myself, and because I want readers to know that my choices are completely unbiased, I don’t accept sample products from the many companies that offer to send them to me. You can see all the products I’ve spotlighted at the page for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.
2 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing”
I’ve used Newman’s Own Salad Dressing for years. I love their mission, & of course, the dressings are super tasty. I now have to make my own homemade salad dressings, since I need to cut down on my intake of sodium. It would be nice if this company came out with at least a few of their dressings which are lower in sodium. BTW, I’ve also used salad dressings in my cooking, other than just on a salad. My mom has done that for years. What a great shortcut to achieve incredible flavor!
I admit I haven’t paid much attention to the sodium amount (maybe because I use this most often as an ingredient rather than as a salad dressing). But you might consider writing to them to ask for a low-sodium version. It does seem like a great company.