Ellen Britt - A Teenage Foodie who Explores Dinner, Dessert and Salad Ideas
For this recipe all you need is a variety of lettuce leafs and fresh colorful vegetables.
1 head of red leaf lettuce
1/2 head of arugula
1 cup of cherry tomatoes (either whole or chopped)
1/2 cup of radishes thinly sliced
1/2 cup of cut crispy bacon (optional)
Wash your lettuce well and toss in the cherry tomatoes and radishes. Save the bacon until the end as it is salty and you don't want to wilt your lettuce.
Honey Garlic Vinaigrette
1 cup Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2 cloves of crushed, minced garlic ( I used a garlic press)
Combine ingredients and shake well. I let the dressing sit for about an hour to let the flavors blend together. Before serving you will need to re-shake the vinaigrette. You will find this dressing is so much better than any of the pre-made dressings and it is super easy to make.
I always serve the dressing on the side as I find people like to pour on their own vinaigrette.
This couldn't be easier and of course there are all sorts of variations. It is the perfect compliment to any dinner.
I always use my hands for this task as I think it makes your salad look prettier. Also when you tear the lettuce you are tearing along the weaker areas of the lettuce. This keeps your lettuce greener and delays browning of the leaves.
These are the perfect compliment to any salad. You can serve them whole or chopped.
Any excuse to include bacon in a meal and a salad is no exception.
This was a perfect addition to our dinner or you could simply eat it on its own.
Totally fresh and wonderful. I did however leave out the bacon for this plating.
I served the vinaigrette on the side. Make sure to stir or shake before adding to your salad. For decoration I used a sprig of lemon mint from our garden.
Understandably salad dressing has been used on many a salad for well over 2000 years with the first recorded recipes going back to the Egyptians. Similar to the recipe I have posted they also favored the oil and vinegar dressings . It can't be beat for simplicity and taste!