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Garden Salad with House Dressing

Garden Salad with House Dressing
PREP TIME
15 min
YIELDS
4 servings

Nothing is simpler, tastier and healthier than a bowl layered full of happy homemade salad; especially when it’s tossed with a few twists, including your own secret “house dressing.”

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Ingredients

Master Dressing

1
parts vinegar
1
parts sugar
1
parts mustard
2
parts oil
A sprinkle or two of salt and lots of freshly ground pepper

Balsamic Honey

1
Tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1
Tbsp of honey
1
Tbsp of Dijon mustard
2
Tbsp of olive oil

Salad

4
oz of Arugula
4
oz of Mixed baby greens
4
oz of Baby spinach
1
big Bunch of fresh cilantro leaves and stems
1
big Bunch of fresh basil leaves
1
cup of Slivered almonds, toasted
2
shredded carrots
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Directions

Step 1

Wash and refresh the greens and spin them dry. Toss them into your favourite salad bowl. Toss in the herbs. Make your dressing by shaking it in a mason jar and adjust the volume to suit your needs. Be sure to make enough for leftovers. A jar of homemade dressing in the fridge is like money in the bank for me. Start with the oil, and then add vinegar and honey. Shake it up. Notice the ingredients quickly separate. Add the mustard and shake again. Voila! The mustard binds the dressing together and it will remain thick and creamy from here on.

Step 2

Now toss your salad with the dressing, making sure not to overdress. Top with almonds for a crunchy finish. Nuts are a fantastic, tasty way to add texture, flavor and protein to any salad. Break out the salad tongs, serve and share.

Step 3

Freestyle Twist: Twist your dressing up by experimenting with the sugar, oil, vinegar or mustard. Try brown sugar, white sugar, maple syrup or even raspberry jelly. Use your favorite oil whether it’ sunflower, safflower or vegetable. Mix it up with rice, red wine, sherry or white wine vinegar or opt for lemon or lime as a sour. Any mustard you can find will do the trick. With a little imagination and your taste buds as your guide the combination possibilities are endless. Make a little or a lot, but make it a dressing you love!

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