Saturday, September 8, 2012

Recipe Collection: Simple Salad Dressing

We are buying less "convenience" food and making more at home. One of my favorite ways to do this and explore in the kitchen is with salad dressing.  We tend to be a simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil family, but my Honey Vinaigrette is a favorite as well.

1 tbsp champagne vinegar

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp dijon mustard (I like mine a little thicker and tangier)
1 tsp honey (I use raw, local honey)
1/8 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oi

Combine vinegar, mustard,honey, salt, and pepper in bowl and whisk until blended. Slowly whisk in the oil. Adjust mustard and honey as needed for the right consistency. Place in refrigerator before serving. 

That's it! This vinaigrette is great on a goat cheese and spinach salad. I crumble goat cheese over fresh spinach, sliced eggs, and bacon. You can also add grilled chicken for added protein and to make it a whole meal.

What dressings do you like?? Do you make your own??

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