I love salad.

I mean love salad.

My husband eats a lot of it for me...
thank you Michael.

If you love salad..
then you love salad dressing.

It is the most important part.

So I started making my own.

It is yummy.

Salad Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons citrus juice
3 teaspoons of sweetener
1/2 teaspoon of each spice
salt and pepper taste

Mix above ingredients in a small jar with a lid.
Shake it up.
Let it sit for a few 
(a day or an hour - what ever you have.)
Shake again.
Toss with a any salad and veggies.

On a new approach to simpler foods...
I am trying to keep my ingredients in salad to be under 5.

Spinach, tomato, onion, parmesan.
Romain, carrot, brocoli, cheddar.
Arugula, red bell pepper, asiago, almonds.

The dressing recipe is vague, I know...
but the options are endless.

Here are some great choices
citrus juice: lime 
sweetener: honey
spice: grated garlic, dry mustard, cayenne (1/8 teaspoon)
citrus juice: orange 
sweetener: skip - the juice is sweet
spice: chile powder
citrus juice: lemon 
sweetener: sugar
spice: grated garlic, parsley, oregano
citrus juice: lemon 
sweetener: sugar
spice: red pepper flake, oregano, basil, grated garlic

The taste is so fresh and yummy.
You can't mess this up.
Give it a shot.


Meredith said...

Ohhh, I might have to try this sometime. I have a raspberry vinaigrette that's usually my go-to, but it's nice to switch it up sometimes!

Angela Pea said...

Yum! I love the idea of fresh dressing at every meal...no more botttles filling the fridge rack.

Nikki said...

Yum! When can I come over for lunch ;)

allie said...

YUM! i want to try this now!

pakosta said...

I LOVE salad too!!! TOnight we had:
spinach, red leaf lettuce, black beans, chicken, carrot, tomato, red onion, zuchinni, celery, red pepper, & couscous all tossed together...it was our full meal.
My dressing I make is off the pampered chef bottle: olive oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, sugar. it's delicious!
I have to give yours a try YUMMY!