Thursday, July 5, 2007

Summer Time is Salad Time

When the weather starts to heat up I start looking for lighter meals. Salads seem to hit the spot. Here are a few of my favorite salad/dressing recipes. Italian Dressing 4oz olive oil 4oz red wine vinegar 2 tsp garlic powder 1 garlic clove chopped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Mix all ingredients and let marinate overnight. Apple, Feta, & Walnut Salad 3 tbs lemon juice 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbs minced shallots 1 tsp thyme 1/3 cup olive oil 1 head of Boston lettuce 1 green apple sliced thin 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts 2 ounces Feta cheese crumbled Mix together first 5 ingredients. Slowly add oil while whisking. Top lettuce with apple slices, cheese and nuts. Pour dressing over. Balsamic Vinaigrette 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar 1 tbs honey 1 tbs Dijon mustard 1 tsp garlic powder 1 cup of olive oil Mix together first 4 ingredients. Slowly add oil while whisking. (Adding some chopped fresh basil to this is also good)

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