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These recipes may take more time than unscrewing a jar or bottle, but in only five minutes you can prepare home-made salad dressings that are delicious, healthy and cost effective. Mark Bittman shares four of his favorite — and fast to make — recipes:

Best-selling cookbook author Mark Bittman is the creator and author of the popular New York Times weekly column "The Minimalist," and one of the country's best-known and most widely admired food writers. His flagship book, "How to Cook Everything" (John Wiley and Sons, 1998), is currently in its 14th printing and has, in its various formats, sold more than a million copies.