When I posted the picture of the salad my daughter and her friend made for our dinner the other night, Sandra asked what dressing they’d used. They got this vinaigrette from Simply Salads: More than 100 Delicious Creative Recipes Made from Prepackaged Greens and a Few Easy-to-Find Ingredients (affiliate link), which my sister gave me for my birthday last year.
The salad had mixed greens, strawberries, grapes, scallions, sliced almonds and blue cheese crumbles. It was a great combination.
Here’s the recipe for the dressing. This makes about half a cup. Just put any leftovers in a small jar and keep in the fridge for another day.
- 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 5 Tablespoons canola oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Whisk the vinegar, lemon juice and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Drizzle in the oil while whisking to emulsify. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
The book uses different packages of ready-to-eat packaged salad greens in over 100 different salad recipes. You could, of course, buy lettuces and prepare them yourself. It is nice to get the different blends though. What I really like is the variety of salad dressings in here and the ideas for different salads. It covers both all vegetable salads and salads with chicken, meat and seafood as well as fruit, beans, grains, rice and pasta. It’s also full of lovely pictures if you’re someone who’s inspired by the visual.