We never buy salad dressings because they are so expensive, and it is just easier to make it ourselves. This is my favorite salad dressing. My father-in-law is a master dressing-maker. It is super easy, I just wish I didn't break my old dressing mixer bottle.
(tragic story...following a ward dinner, I put Silas into his car seat and we were driving away, I thought a tree branch fell on our car...nope, it was the wooden salad bowl, tongs, and dressing mixer I forgot on top of the van. Needless to say, they were shattered all down the street...oh well).
1/3 C. Balsamic Vinegar
1 C. Olive Oil
1 T. Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. brown sugar
The measurements of the spices are at your descretion, so taste the dressing as you go, and feel free to add other spices as well. Sometimes I throw in a bit of Italian Seasoning (oregano, basil, rosemary, etc). I recommend purchasing the Montreal Steak Seasoning at Costco because it will last forever and it is very versatile.
Put all ingredients in a jar or bottle with a secure lid. Shake, shake, shake, and you're ready to go.
Another thing about salads. Don't ever sell yourself short....buy good leaves. Never buy iceberg. I recommend red leaf and romaine with this dressing.