Friday, January 28, 2011

My Salad Trick

I've been making a lot of quick and easy salads lately.  I start by buying one of those containers of Spring Mix greens.  I wash and dry it in my salad spinner.  I then just grab a handful or two and toss it with a homemade lemon vinaigrette.                                         

For the little group that frequently read my blog, you might remember I HATE anything to do with vinegar.  But did you know that a vinaigrette doesn't have to have vinegar in it.  (Thanks Ina...you're the best)  

A vinaigrette is a dressing made with an oil and an acid.  The acid is frequently vinegar, but it can also be lemon.  Yeah lemon.  (So most of you probably already know this, but it was a revelation to me.)

Here's the recipe I've been using.  Super light and refreshing.

Lemon Vinaigrette
3 TBL Olive Oil
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 TBL dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients.  (Whisk together or if you got a brand new immersion blender for Christmas...you can use that.)

I put the reminder of the greens in a tupperware container and just grab a handful to go with the next dinner.  Feel free to add some shaved parmesan or feta.  I've done both with great results.

7 comments:

  1. Oooh, a lemon vinaigrette sounds awesome. You don't like vinegar, really? What about balsamic vinegar?

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  2. I can handle balsamic a little bit better. It's all the smell. I've got a real sensitive nose.

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  3. I know this a awesome, Linda! Can't live without lemon ... Happy weekend :)

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  4. So those salad spinners really work? I find that if I keep some greens ready to go in a container, I'm more likely to eat them on a regular basis.

    I enjoy the variety of subjects that you post about....especially food and grandkids.

    Hope that you are doing well and your mother, too.

    donna

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  5. Thanks I think I am going to try this! I need to try something different with my salads they are getting so boring.
    Have a great weekend.

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