I fell in love with this salad from one of our local Lebanese shops and had tried for years to find the recipe. I finally found it on another site and would like to share it with you. The blending of juices from fresh garden vegetables makes this salad one of a kind. Simple to prepare it is one of our favorites. My husband even likes it and he's a meat, potato and gravy man!
A green salad that at first sounds strange,or did to me, but I was surprised the first time I tasted it over 10 years ago. Since then, every time I've served it I've been asked for the recipe. All of the ingredients meld very well, surprisingly!
You always get a salad and a bowl of soup with your food and rice when you order in Japan, it's called a dinner set. I love the dressings! So easy to make too! I used to make the Ginger dressing for my Okinawan friends all the time and they loved it!
I have never been satisfied with store bought or ranch dressing recipes. This one is thick, fresh tasting and doesn't have that "mayonnaise" flavor. Tastes very similar to that dressing from that famed "aussie" steak restaurant if you add paprika and cayenne to it. This is my own recipe and I had a party and served it with fresh veggies and it got rave reviews. Hope you like it.
This dressing is so tasty that I could eat it with a spoon, but amazingly it is suitable for serving to the two in my family who are diabetics. You would never guess that it has no sugar added. I adapted this recipe from one I believe I originally found in Homemakers magazine. Serving size is calculated as 2 Tablespoons per serving, but that will depend on personal preference.
This recipe was adopted after Mean Chef (IHHDRO) left the site. His original comments were, "A very mustardy, robust dressing for salad greens. Can also be used as a marinade for fish. Recipe adapted from Mariel Hemingway." I first prepared it at the urging of Shelly, and wasn't sorry. My original review stated, "This is a very mustardy dressing. I followed Shelly's suggestion of reducing the mustard and adding more to taste as I blended the dressing. I used a dijon dressing and black olives, as this is what I had on hand. I also cut back the recipe to yield only enough for a couple of salads. I knew that my hubby wouldn't be interested, and wanted to make only enough for me to use in a day or so. The flavors are bright and fresh and really add to simple tossed salads. I like the fact that I am gaining the nutrition of the spinach in this dressing." This has become one of my favorite dressings.
From the South Beach Diet Book. This is a phase I recipe. You can whip this up in about 30 seconds. It's great on everything from salads to chicken or fish. Two tbs. over a cold chicken breast and some greens makes a great SBD lunch.