But, as described in this post, I always felt bad about using the Kraft Catalina dressing that the recipe calls for. This feeling of badness came primarily from the scary list of ingredients in that Kraft staple:
Ingredients: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Soybean Oil, Vinegar, Salt, Water, Contains less than 2% of Modified Food Starch, Phosphoric Acid, Dried Onions, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Disodium Edta As Preservatives, Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 1.
And even though we discovered a good home-made version of this Catalina, it still didn't quite hit the spot, and sometimes it felt a little onerous to pull out the food processor and all. Sometimes you just want to grab something from the pantry without having to make it from scratch, right?
We tried a few other store-bought alternatives, like Annie's French Dressing, but found them all lacking that original Kraft Catalina flavor.
Until now. We just discovered Seeds of Change's Organic French Tomato Dressing, and it's perfect. Delicious. Tomato-y. Just right.
Not only is it organic and delicious, but check out this ingredient list:
Ingredients: Water, evaporated cane juice*, vinegar*, sunflower oil*, tomato paste*, corn starch*, dijon mustard paste*, sea salt, onion powder*, spices*, roasted red pepper puree*, extra virgin olive oil*, locust bean gum*.
* = Certified Organic
Now we're happy and well-fed and (at least a little) healthier!