the good stuff

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!


  1. yummy picture, great recipe. We’re binging on salads, too, partly as a desperate measure, I think, to ignore rotten cold weather and hasten Spring with all its bounty…

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