For the last month or so we’ve been consuming a ton of salads for lunch or with our evening meal. It’s pretty much been the same salad with just a few slight variations, but what makes it so insanely delicious is my husband’s salad dressing. (Man, he builds things AND cooks for me!) This oil-based dressing perfectly compliments any combination of ingredients over a bed of greens. (Particularly if there is something sweet like Strawberries or Pears.) One of my favorites was Sunday’s lunch with the most amazingly moist pan-seared chicken, spinach, goat cheese, and pears. All mixed in a bowl and topped with some nectar from the gods. Hello Springtime! I really miss having a farmer’s market to run to twice a week, but we do have some nice grocery stores. You can find out if you have a local harvest market here. We’ve enjoyed our meals so much lately, I just couldn’t not share!
The salad basics have been as follows:
Spinach leaves, Goat Cheese, Carrots and then add any of these: Strawberries, Cucumbers, Craisins, Walnuts, Boiled Egg, Pears, Mushrooms, Onions, Chicken, Fish, Lamb…really anything.
And here is the recipe for the dressing:
1/2 cup EVOO
1/2 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp black pepper
Pour/mix all ingredients together in jar then do a little dance (or just shake it) and then pour over your scrumptious salad!