SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Curtis Stone attends the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The Unexpected Ingredient Curtis Stone Adds To His Salad Dressing
By Heidi Chaya
Chefs love their secret ingredients, and Australian chef Curtis Stone is no exception. The celebrity chef has something special up his sleeve when it comes to making homemade salad dressing, and it’s an ingredient you probably already have in your home.
In an interview, Stone revealed that he adds the liquid from pickled vegetables to his homemade salad dressing recipes, praising its versatility and all-in-one flavor. While some pickles are sweet, others are more on the briny side, so you'll be able to add an acidic tartness to your dressing without having to hunt down those containers of sugar, salt, and vinegar.
There’s a lot of store-bought, ready-made dressings out there, but many bottled salad dressings contain high amounts of fat, sugar, and calories, which defeat the purpose of opting for a salad in the first place. So, make your own dressing in a mason jar using some leftover pickle juice, shake it up, and keep it in the fridge for all your food seasoning and marinating needs.