Guys!! Guess what?!
This is one of my first company food reviews!! A wonderful, Veteran owned company that makes clean ingredient Salad Dressings and Marinades reached out me to try their products.
Semper Savage is the name of this company. They sent me their two dressings to try out and here is the full review!
There is a major problem in the salad dressing industry. Dressings and marinades you find on the shelf in your local grocery store include crazy ingredients like Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Disodium EDTA, high fructose corn syrup, and Sugar Dextrose. Bottom line, weird food chemistry has replaced simple
and pure homemade recipes — the salad dressing crusaders at veteran-owned Semper Savage are on a quest to fix this.
United States Marine Corps veteran John Currie and his wife Stacy think you should be able to pronounce the ingredients in your salad dressing and marinade. You should also be able to find them in your pantry. Semper Savage products are homemade salad dressings and marinades you don’t have to make yourself. They’ve
done the work for you.
They currently have two dressings/marinades to offer. An Italian dressing called “Savage Centurion” and a Balsamic vinaigrette called “Savage Balsamic”. They do not have any additives or preservatives or added salt. They smell SO fresh and taste fresh as well.
I am not a huge salad dressing fan myself, so I used these as meat and vegetable marinades.
The Savage Centurion (Italian) dressing is very tart and fresh. I used this to marinate and cook a chicken breast for a Tuscan Chicken Pasta meal. The flavor of the chicken turned out very delicious and it was so easy to pour the dressing on there and cook it.
I will say that the vinegar in this dressing is noticeable, but my husband and I are not huge fans of vinegar so that’s nothing new for us. However, you could not taste it in the chicken with the pasta. But, if you like flavorful vinegar based dressings, then this is DEFINITELY the dressing for you!
Now for the “Savage Balsamic” dressing. Okay the FIRST thing I have to say is when I originally opened the jar it smelled SO sweet and delicious. Normally balsamic dressings make me want to gag, but not this one. I kept going back to smell it because I thought it was too good to be true!
This dressing will be great for fresh salads, vegetables, chicken and meat marinades. I used this as a vegetable marinade and roasted some veggies with our dinner. We even had a friend over that gave me another opinion on it. My husband wasn’t a huge fan, however, I, and our friend, really enjoyed the flavor!
The vegetables I used were asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini. The broccoli soaked the dressing up a little too much and wasn’t that great with it, but the zucchini and asparagus were VERY good. The savory flavor made me want to eat more veggies. I say that’s a win-win.
And guys come on, look at the ingredient list on here!! Does it get any better than this!? I don’t think so.
I will definitely be using these dressings again!
So, the next time you are looking for a delicious, clean ingredient dressing or marinade to use try Semper Savage Dressings! Plus you will be supporting a small, Veteran owned business.
You can find them at http://www.sepmersavage.com to order the dressings or find them on social media on their Instagram!
Thank you to Semper Savage for collaborating with me on this post! I look forward to using more of your new products in the future.
Thanks for reading,
~Erin, The Short Wife