Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sweet Salad Dressing

 Working in the North End means having the constant temptation to eat out, or just choose dessert for lunch, (because that is always a viable option) I have been trying to fight those temptations with all-powerful salad. 
 But salads need a seriously good dressing, or your basically just chewing weeds like a wee little sheep. Baaaa. 
Thankfully I have the most magical recipe that takes all of two minutes to prep, which will supply you with enough dressing for a week!

Salads can be so delicious if they have fun things in them. For example, mine are a bunch of lettuce 
or spinach, half an avocado, a small handful each of craisins, walnuts, and black beans along with half and orange. Oranges definitely count as a winter fruit for us Bostonians. 

Sweet Salad Dressing

Makes enough for 5 salads for one individual over the course of 1 week. Yes, I did eat salad for lunch every day this week to prove this dressing will go the distance so no need to go crazy. A little goes a long way. 

  1. 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (the good stuff)
  2. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (I like to use a raspberry one- how fancy are you feeling?)
  4. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  5. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  6. 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  7. 1 tsp finely chopped garlic (if you don't have fresh, just used garlic powder)
  8. 1 tsp diced shallots (optional)
  1. This is an easy one. You pour everything one by one into a glass jar--if you're poor like me, a washed out Ragu Pasta Sauce jar is your handy kitchen friend. Put the lid on and shake, shake, shake. Get your groove on. Drizzle the gloriousness all over your salad. 

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