Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Honey Dijon vinagrette

As much as I like a good salad, I love a good salad dressing!
Really good salad dressings are hard to come by. The bottled stuff you buy in the store is okay, but nothing beats a good, home made dressing.

This is one of my favourite salad dressings. It's got tons of flavour, and it keeps for days in the fridge.

I made this salad this morning while cleaning out my fridge. I used lettuce, a couple of tomatoes, two spring onions and salad wheat (-you can use bulgur instead of the salad wheat).

Honey Dijon vinagrette

1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 to 4 teaspoons honey
6 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
black pepper
1/2 cup canola oil

Mix the six first ingredients. Emulsify with canola oil, menaing whisk in a little at a time so the dressing thickens.
Let set in the fridge a couple of hours before you serve it.


Kitty said...

Looks yum, Eva

For whatever reason, it takes a lot for me to eat a salad.
My favorite salads have to be Caesar salad and Cobb salad.

I'd love to be more of a salad person. Maybe this summer I start force feeding myself!

Eva said...

kitty, Caesar salad is one of my absolute favourite salads too!

Don't force yourself onto salad. I believe that the happier we are, the more healthier we are and trust me, nothing is more depressing than eating food you don't like. (Okay, I can probably think of a couple of more depressing things, but...)

If you ever come over to my place, I'll treat you to my favourite pizza. It's a promise! :-)