Julia from Kitchenettefinds had posted a salad dressing recipe a while back. The way she had described the dressing was too tempting. Being a huge fan of salads I wanted to try it out. Link to the original recipe. I made a few changes to her recipe though… I gave up the cheese she added & added honey & a garlic clove..
I tried this variation because lately, I been eating a lot of fatty food.. As I have mentioned earlier.. I’m hooked on to junk food.. or should I say I was hooked on.. that is more appropriate I suppose…. as my junk food intake has drastically reduced now, when I was much younger.. I used to thrive on junk food literally..! A packet of Chakkli’s (South Indian savoury snack) in one hand.. the TV remote or a novel in the other hand.. Chakkli’s used to just vanish in about 20 mins after opening a packet.. & mind you, a packet easily had 20 chakkli’s. We use a lot of stainless steel containers to store snacks at home.. So, later on, during tea time if mum opened the container to eat one or two of those chakkli’s; she would end up opening almost 7-8 containers looking for them.. 😉 & then finally she would come ask me.. :D, after a while she stopped asking me.. because she knew they were long digested in my tummy… 😛
You would not believe that I have managed to get my father-in-law hooked to potato crisps too..Yes, another favourite !! All this story just to mention that I have turned to healthier snacking options..like salads, couscous, fruits etc. A big No, no to crisps/potato wafers or any kind of deep-fried food. Having said this, I still eat these at moderation.. at times though..
Ingredients: (Serves 4-5) Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Black olives – 7-8, pitted
Lemon – 1, juice squeezed out
Garlic Clove – 1, peeled
Honey – 1 tsp
Dijon Mustard – 1 tsp
Black Peppercorns (optional) – freshly crushed to sprinkle or use a pepper grinder once you prepare the salad
Salt to taste
In a blender jar, combine & blend the olive, mustard, lemon juice, garlic clove & honey. Do not add any water. Once the ingredients blend well into a smooth paste as shown, transfer them to a small bowl. Add salt to taste.
Mix the salad dressing with your favourite greens, tomatoes, onions, shredded carrot, croutons or if you want to indulge a bit, add some mozzarella cubes too. Sprinkle some crushed black pepper to add some spice..!!
I made myself a salad using some different lettuce varieties, cherry tomatoes & red onions.
Enjoy..! Any left over dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last for a week.
If you liked this, you should check out other salad recipe’s –
- Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (allieandmonica.wordpress.com)
- Lemon and Dill Salad Dressing (ramblingsofawouldbehousewife.wordpress.com)
- Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing (foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com)
- Kale Salad and Homemade Dressing (forthepursuitofhealth.wordpress.com)
- Ginger Garlic Russian Salad Dressing – Recipe of the Week – Tuesday 9.10.13 for Russia (wordwarriordavies-tight.com)
- Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad (pixieinthekitchen.wordpress.com)
- Salad Dressing Recipe (denisedesigned.com)
- Yiayia’s Greek Salad Dressing (kouzounaskitchen.com)
- The BEST Healthy Vinaigrette Dressing (cleanlifehappywife.wordpress.com)