Dressing a Salad? Don’t you find the pre-made stuff too heavy for your delicate greens and fresh lettuces? Salad dressings don’t always have to come from a bottle. Some of the best and easiest dressings can be made directly in the bowl. Farm fresh greens thrown on top and tossed with plenty mouth-watering ingredients, transforming into a vibrant and beautiful salad, you will surely pass the salad dressing aisle from now on. All you need is a large salad bowl, a whisk, and a few handy ingredients, and you’re off experimenting the world of salads and all the different and great vinaigrettes your imagination can come up with!
Into the salad bowl put the basics,
- a drizzle of ultra light tasting olive oil, 1 Tablespoon
- a squirt of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon
- a dollop of Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon
- pinch of salt and organic sugar
- a shake or two of Worcestershire sauce
- one clove garlic, minced
Be careful to toss everything very lightly, so as not to allow the heavier additional veggie items to fall to the bottom of the bowl creating a not so pleasant presentation. Chill your salad for at least 30 minutes before serving, as this time allows for the lettuce and other veggies to crisp up and absorb the delicate salad dressing.
Try a fun Asian inspired salad, chop some basil leaves and garlic, add a bit of dark same oil, and rice vinegar, honey and finely minced fresh ginger. Then top with your favourite grilled meat. Enjoy!