I have to reluctantly admit that winter is over. That last snowfall in April was a great way to finish off the season, but it is now May and temperatures are creeping up slowly. With spring in full swing and summer coming up close behind, it’s a good idea to try some fresh new vegetables and fruits in salads.
I’m on a mission to learn how to make great salad dressings. They help me eat healthy salads without getting bored of the same lettuce combinations. I usually rely on Trader Joe’s cilantro dressing, but it was out of stock that day, so I made this up.
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper
Juice of 1/2 lemon (1 tsp)
With a wire whisk, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with your favorite salad combination.
Salad idea: butter lettuce, scallions, pomegranate seeds, mango, pineapple