I've been experimenting with making my own fresh salad dressings and this is one of my favorites! It's so easy to make your own and this keeps well for at least a week in the refrigerator. This goes great with salad ingredients that include romaine, slivered cabbage, green onions, cucumbers or any of the bitter asian greens that many grocers and farmer's markets now carry.
This is very similar to a salad served at a neighborhood restaurant. I love the combination of the cheese, bacon and honey salad dressing. Prep time includes the overnight refrigeration of the salad dressing.
Just like a dressing from an old favorite restaurant of mine. Great with any type of salad, particularly those made with spinach or field greens. In fact, I usually serve this salad quite simply- just tossed field greens and thinly sliced cucumber. Sometimes I add thinly sliced granny smith apples as well for a nice crunch.
This recipe is intended to be used in my "Spinach Salad with Shrimp" recipe, which is also in the data base. However, it could be tossed with a variety of things such as boiled potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, or any spinach salad.
This is very good basic salad dressing. The type of vinegar you use totally determines the character of it. For example, I really like an assertive local herb vinegar for summery salads. For versatility, you can't go wrong with a standard balsamic.
When I don't have the time or inclination to look up a recipe this is the salad dressing I make. I always have all the ingredients and I can change it up to match what I've put in the salad. I keep this in the fridge for up to a week and just bring it to room temperature and whisk again before serving.
I was hosting a baby shower one day, and one of the guests offered to bring a caesar salad. She forgot to bring the salad dressing! I didn't have any of the bottled stuff so I threw this together. I don't put any egg in the sauce itself, but I serve the salad with bacon bits and hard boiled, chopped up eggs on top. I also HATE anchovies. So you won't find any in here. If you like them, you will have to figure out on your own how much paste to use!