Birds of a Feather

Month-o-Salads January 4, 2010

Filed under: Recipes and food — kcfeather @ 9:01 pm

After eating incredibly tasty but very rich food throughout December, we decided it was time to lighten up our diet. So we’ve proclaimed January a month of salads. We will likely eat other things, as well, but the goal is for the majority of our dinners to be vegetable-based salads of some sort or another. Yesterday I filled the fridge with all sorts of produce and the cupboard with all sorts of nuts to keep the salad-meals interesting. We’ll keep a tally and post the list of salads we have concocted (along with any new dressing discoveries) at the end of the month.

In the meantime, here’s my go-to vinaigrette recipe:

1 small tablespoon mustard (have used both dijon and sweeter mustards, like honey and sweet onion)
1 small tablespoon brown sugar or honey
1 minced or crushed clove of garlic
some salt
some ground pepper
1 (large) tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic)
2 tablespoons olive oil

I usually put all the ingredients in a small jar, seal the lid tight, and shake it like crazy until it has emulsified.


2 Responses to “Month-o-Salads”

  1. Kari Says:

    ooh! salads! quite inspiring.
    P.S. I like the new look of your site. I don’t know how new it is since I normally read your posts via google reader.

  2. […] salad with roasted hazelnuts, pear, and gorgonzola With K’s vinaigrette, or just a storebought […]

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