Mar 25, 2011

Garden Salad with Dressings

Start with an empty bowl and the skies are the limit. Don’t
have a certain ingredient, leave it out or substitute another ingredient for it. Plan on about two cups per serving.

Tossed Greens Salad
What You Need
Try to use several varieties  of Assorted Greens in your salads Look for interesting textures and colors in your greens.

Onion (red or yellow) optional
Shredded carrots

If you bought pre-washed  mix, you don’t have to worry about cleaning the greens, otherwise they should be  washed. Make sure they are dry before starting to make the salad, otherwise you will have a soggy salad. If you don’t have a salad spinner you can wrap your greens in a clean dish towel  and pat dry.

A few non veggies items that can a salad the star are crumbled bacon, crumbled cheese, croutons, chopped hard boiled egg and brine cured olives

A basic vinaigrette
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup red vinegar
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Whisk ingredients together or  may be  prepared in a food processor or blender.
Small amounts of fresh herbs can add a whole new flavor dimension to salads and salad dressings.

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