Salad made from your own lettuce, and other veggies, has much more taste than one from the grocery. It just does not seem right to go to all that trouble to grow your own salad and then pour a commercial salad dressing on it.
I have been experimenting for some time now with different salad dressings. The one I will give you today I made without a recipe, but it is very similar to a lot of other recipes.
This is a very simple recipe and easy to make, plus it tastes good. The ingredients are as follows:
3 Tablespoons of cold pressed virgin organic olive oil
¾ Tablespoon Braggs organic apple cider vinegar (or you can use Balsamic vinegar)
1 Tablespoon honey (preferably local honey)
½ Tablespoon Dijon organic mustard
Now, all the measurements are “close”. By that I mean I make it to taste. The measurements given are approximately what I use. When I am making the dressing I just add it together and taste. Then, I add a little more of whatever it seems to need.
If I do not have any made ahead I will just add the ingredients above in a small bowl and mix it with a fork. It does not take very long and everything is fresh. If you want to make some ahead, or are feeding more than one, just multiply each ingredient by whatever factor you want.
You can make a batch ahead and keep it in the frig. I have kept it for some time without any trouble.
So, now you can run out to your garden and pick some fresh lettuce and give it a try. Let me know what you think.
The other recipe, that I like, will be revealed later. It is a honey mustard type of recipe.
Enjoy your summer.
Steve Wisley has been gardening organically for over a quarter of a century. Gardening is a great way to, not only grow great tasting, healthy, chemical free food that is good for your family, but gardening is reconnecting with your soul. It is getting your hands in the stuff that life is based upon, and it can heal some of hurt you feel inside.
Steve started this blog to guide others in starting and improving their organic garden to produce healthy, nutritious, great tasting food for their family. Pick up your copy of the booklet “6 Easy Common Sense Tips To Ban Bugs From Your Garden Without Chemicals”.