Drew’s All Natural Dressing and Marinade are made from all natural ingredients and available in 11 dairy-free varieties! They’re great for on top of a salad or as a marinade for meats, grilled veggies, or tofu.
Thai Sesame Lime
This aptly named vinaigrette combines the sharp tang or lime with a very mellow base. Although it is filled with a myriad of flavors (from organic coconut to toasted sesame oil to Dijon mustard) the end result is quite a simple taste. The first three ingredients were by far the most evident (canola oil, rice wine vinegar, and lime juice), though subtle notes of sesame and ginger could be detected at times. As a marinade for chicken, it did not hold up well. I do believe it enhanced the natural flavor of the chicken breast itself, but our tasters could not detect anything additional. Overall, we liked the Thai Sesame Lime dressing best for raw or very lightly cooked applications where the flavors were not altered. Personally, I enjoyed it most on a hot day over a fresh mixed green salad with crisp cucumbers and tomatoes. I think it would also go beautifully in a Thai-style rice or soba noodle salad, or perhaps as a marinade for more delicate foods such as white fish, shrimp, or tofu.
- Pros: All-natural (and some organic) ingredients; Gluten-free; Vegan; Almost sugar free; Simple versatile flavor
- Cons: High in fat (canola oil primarily); Flavor may not be bold enough for flavor craving taste buds
- Asian-Style Pasta Salads
- Fresh Green Salads
- Very Light Marinade for White Fish, Shrimp, or Tofu
This fresh tasting vinaigrette has a very strong, but pleasant balsamic flavor. The rosemary was more understated, but noticeable nonetheless. We enjoyed this naturally bold mix, as a little seemed to go a long ways. We trialed it as a chicken breast marinade on two occasions. Also were surprised to find that the flavor it imparted was very subtle. However, on the second occasion we opted to dice the chicken over a fresh green salad, and top it with an additional touch of the Rosemary Balsamic Dressing. The result was delicious.
In my opinion, this dressing truly shines as a flavorful addition to most salad and vegetable dishes. But by far my favorite use was in a simple pasta salad. I combined just 2 Tablespoons of this dressing with two servings of cooked whole-wheat pasta, solid albacore tuna, olives, tomatoes, and fresh spinach, and served it immediately. It was fabulous! I believe Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette would be excellent for roasting diced potatoes and vegetables, as well as for dressing up a rosemary potato salad. It seems I will need to buy another bottle in order to try these dishes out!
- Pros: All-natural ingredients; Gluten-free; Vegan; Sugar-free; Excellent flavor combination
- Cons: High in fat (canola oil primarily)
- Pasta Salads
- Green Salads
- Marinade for Roasting Vegetables
- Light Marinade or Topping for White Meat or Fish
Chef Drew has selected an excellent medium to display his culinary talents. The ingredients used in his Raspberry Vinaigrette are simple and few. The flavors were bold, yet very complimentary and refreshing. We loved the all-natural raspberry flavor, and found the overall vinaigrette to be reminiscent of a “from scratch” house dressing in a chic restaurant. The sweet vinegar taste led me to believe that it would be very high in sugars. Too my pleasant surprise, one Tablespoon had just 30 calories, 2 grams of fat (zero saturated), and only 2 grams of sugar. This is an excellent dressing and marinade selection for most diets. In fact, we enjoyed it guilt-free on various fresh green salads.
- Pros: Low in fat and sugar; Excellent “made from scratch” flavor
- Cons: Slightly runny when warm
- Fresh Salads with Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, or White Meats / Fish
- Marinade for Chicken or Fish
Where to Buy:
- In Stores – Natural food stores throughout the U.S.
The Facts on Drew’s All Natural Dressings and Marinades
Certifications: Drew’s All Natural Dressings and Marinades are Non-GMO Verified. Some varieties are Certified Gluten-Free.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these Drew’s All Natural Dressings and Marinades are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Many varieties are gluten-free and soy-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Drew’s All Natural website at chefdrew.com.