Commercial salad dressings may be convenient, but they come with a flavor trade-off. Since they’re designed to last for months in your fridge, they’re loaded with preservatives. Another negative, because they’re mass produced in huge quantities, they can taste bland in comparison to a freshly made dressing. Whether you’re a fan of Italian or Greek, or find yourself looking for something a little out of the ordinary, like a citrus or tahini-based dressing, there are tons of favor combinations to suit your tastes. If you’re going to the trouble to assemble your own salad why not crown it with a homemade dressing? It will take you a few extra minutes, but translate into a big difference in flavor.