As a vegetarian, I naturally love salads of all sorts. However, unless the salads have some fruit or tomatoes on them, I usually like to sprinkle them with some kind of dressing or vinaigrette. Naturally typical salad dressings are out of the question due to their ingredients and health risks. So when I found the Organic Ville salad dressings at our local grocery store I was intrigued.

The flavor I chose was the Orange Cranberry but they have many various flavors that you can find here. Even though I find their ingredients impressive and the fact that they are officially certified organic and vegan, I did not find this flavor enjoyable. It was just too sour and bitter tasting for me. But again as all tastes are different, you may enjoy it.

However, having said that I am excited about trying some of their other flavors in the future. Their ingredients are excellent, mind you they still include an oil – soybean. Their nutritional information is also good. The only downfall is the higher than preferable sodium (salt) content.

So in conclusion no salad dressing or a natural, homemade one is still the best option, but if you are looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional salad dressings out there, Organic Ville is a great way to go!

Ingredients

  • Filtered Water
  • Expeller Pressed Organic Soybean Oil
  • Organic Cider Vinegar
  • Organic Agave Nectar
  • Organic Ginger Puree
  • Concentrated Organic Orange Juice
  • Concentrated Organic Cranberry Juice
  • Salt
  • Organic Orange Peel
  • Organic Black Pepper
  • Organic Oregano
  • Organic Rosemary Extract
  • Xanthan Gum

Nutritional Information (per 30mL)

  • 100 Calories
  • 10g Fat (1.5g Saturated Fat, 0 Trans Fat)
  • 0g Cholesterol
  • 190mg Sodium
  • 3g Carbohydrate (3g Sugar)
  • 0g Protein

Vitamins & Minerals

  • 6% Vitamin C

Packaging

You can get the dressing in 236mL glass bottle. Thus this type of packaging is great for our health as it gets away from the typical plastic and easily recyclable.

Price (as of this posting)

  • Around $3.00 – $4.00 CDN at local supermarkets
  • $3.99 CDN/US at Vegan Essentials

Availability

  • In Canada and the United States found in natural food stores, grocery stores and supermarkets
  • Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia Online at Vegan Essentials

The Good

  • Contains certified organic ingredients
  • Certified Vegan
  • No trans fats
  • Low saturated fats
  • Gluten Free
  • Low in Carbs
  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial flavors
  • No artificial preservatives
  • Ingredients and nutritional information easily found on product label
  • Fair price
  • Great packaging

The Bad

  • Unique taste that may be unpleasant to some
  • High in sodium