A Mason Jar Is The Only Tool You Need For Perfectly Emulsified Dressings

I put a lot of unnecessary items on my wedding registry, including a set of violently green margarita classes, but the most unnecessary item was this weird salad dressing bottle, which had a little handle you could squeeze to stir and emulsify the dressing. I honestly don't know how it got on there, but I assume it had something to do with that damn registry gun, and how powerful I felt with it in my sweaty little hand.

Photo by T.Tseng.

Like, why?

Anyway. The Emulstir 2.0 — that is it's actual name — didn't work so well, and eventually broke. That's OK though, because there's a much better and cheaper tool for emulsifying your salad dressings, and it's a damn mason jar. Not only do you probably already have one, but shaking dressing ingredients together gets them emulsified in a way even the most vigorous whisking cannot.

You just pour, scoop or dollop your favourite vinaigrette ingredients into the jar, seal it, and shake until you have a homogeneous-looking mixture. Then you pour it on your salad. Then you eat your salad. Oh no, you made too much dressing? It's a good thing it's already in a sealable container. Just pop it in the fridge until you make another salad, which will be soon, because you're very good at self-care. The jar also travels quite well, which is great if you need to take salad dressing somewhere. My point is don't put the Emulstir 2.0 on your wedding registry; just buy a mason jar.


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