Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's Almost Time for Salads!

I LOVE a good salad, but not in the winter.  I just can't seem to get excited about a hothouse tomato, wilty lettuce and soft cucumbers.  Just doesn't do it for me.  BUT, as the warmer weather begins to slowly creep into Hotlanta, I can see my favorite salads on the horizon, complete with homegrown produce.  Here are some favorites -

 Grilled Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing
 Chef Salad Buffet
Spring Lettuce Mix with Grilled Chicken and Homemade Vinaigrette

Now, I love my salads, but I adore my dressing.  And I am very particular about it, honestly I am a salad dressing snob.  I prefer to make my own dressing and will try countless recipes to find the perfect ones.  These are my favorites -

from My Homemade Happiness

from Rachel Ray
*** this is spicy.  I reduce the amount of pepper by half. 

Honey Mustard Dressing
adapted from The Southern Living Ultimate Cookbook

3/4 c sour cream
1/4 c mayonnaise
3 T Dijon mustard
1/4 c honey
1/2 T cider vinegar
1/8 t ground red pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a wire whisk until smooth.  Cover and chill.  Serve over salad greens, with sweet potatoes fries or your favorite chicken fingers.

I'm looking for a great creamy dressing with cilantro and a good 1000 Island recipe.  If you have one I'd love to try it

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  1. I found your blog through goodcheapeats and I love your salad dressing recipes. I have tried several times and failed miserably! I will have to try yours out. Thanks for the ideas!!

  2. Great looking salad, the dressings sound delicious!

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I am so excited for Spring to finally be here with all the wonderful fresh salads. Your dressings look so good with these nice salads. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  4. I haven't tried this dressing yet, but it's on my list and it looks great! I found it at Hope that helps :)

  5. Hi! Just noticed that you share my homemade ranch dressing recipe! Thanks!


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