I always like to make my own salad dressings....it's rather simple and relatively forgiving. You can always adjust and taste as you go, so ruining one is pretty hard.
Here are the basic ingredients:
and all sorts of extras!
One of my favorites lately has been a strawberry vinaigrette that I threw together one day.
CSA box that somehow managed to last longer than 24 hours and my dear friend Isa was over making food for an event that night and needed a light spring dressing for her salad.
Here's the easy recipe:
Crooked Strawberry Vinaigrette
2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (white if you can find it...)
1 garlic clove
pinch of sea salt
a few cracks of fresh black pepper
Throw it all into a blender and let it whirl. This dressing is best fresh, but will last a day or two in the fridge.
May Faire by the way (for those of you who were asking!). Another friend of mine used this dressing in a salad made with baby greens, fresh tomatoes and chamomile flowers. It was such a lovely salad with the pretty white chamomile flowers and the pink dressing! I couldn't find any fresh chamomile tonight though...but I did find this beautiful picture of Chamomile here.
flowers! The girls think it's simply magical. Although we often have to discuss that's it's very important to know exactly which flowers you can and cannot eat.
I so wish I had violets in my yard so I could make this yummy violet syrup I saw here.
How do you eat your flowers?
Crooked Orange Miso Dressing
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 Tbs white miso
1 Tbs raw sesame seeds
1/2 cup flax oil (or olive oil)
dash of ground cumin
Just whisk everything together and pour over some yummy greens. I also use this as a marinade for tofu. Simply pour over cubed fresh tofu and let it sit in thr fridge overnight. Yum!
Do you make your own salad dressing? If so...do share!