I’ve been known to add random, unexplainable things to my salads.
For example, I like to fill my salads with lots of leftovers. Christmas leftovers—I think—are especially good. This did, however, raise some eyebrows at the dinner table.
But—really—you have to admit, brown sugar glazed carrots are good on anything. Turnips too.
And then there is one of my most favorite combinations, which includes chicken, black beans, corn and avocado. This also raised some eyebrows, but in a good way.
Roasted squash isn’t exactly your typical salad fare, but my tastebuds sure are happy with it.
When all is said and done, there is one thing that is always true. One thing that the entire family continues to agree on.
Homemade, viniagrette dressing.
I made it during the Christmas holiday, and one of my uncles declared it was the best viniagrette he has ever had. I wish I could pat myself on the back, but the truth is that this recipe can be made by anyone. It’s not at all stuffy or fancy, and can be made in under 5 minutes. Ready for any ol’ time, when you just want a simple but snazzy homemade dressing to grace your salad.
This dressing will turn strange salads into something normal.
And it will turn boring salads into something extraordinary.
It’s kind of a win-win.
Family Favorite Vinaigrette Dressing
This dressing is a family favorite, hence the name. It goes lovely with all kinds of vegetables and pairs well with strong cheese. And considering how simple this is to put together, you can throw it together directly before your meal. It does, however, taste even better with age. Enjoy! 😀
- 1/2 c. cider vinegar
- 1/2 c. olive oil
- 1/2 c. parsley flakes (or 1 c. fresh, loosely packed)
- 1/2 c. chopped red onion
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 T. sugar
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Blend the above ingredients together in a blender, until smooth.
- Drizzle over your favorite salad and ENJOY. 😀
Question: What is your favorite salad topping/mix-in? I love feta cheese, cranberries, and anything that has been roasted!