Saturday, April 5, 2014

SALAD DAYS

by Mary Kennedy
                                         
                        
Yes, I know I'm jumping the gun a little, but salad days are almost here! Think of a lovely leafy green salad, or perhaps a tangy pasta salad.
 
 
 

We all have our favorites and I'm very fond of a green salad with marinated baby carrots and a handful of garbanzo beans--delish!                         
 
No matter what your preference, you need a delicious vinaigrette, and I'm going to share my favorite recipe, right here, right now!
 
The salad is a snap to make, here are the ingredients:
 
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 or 3 green onions, chopped (or use 1/4 of a regular onion, chopped)
minced parsley or chives
1/2 cup olive oil
 
Mix well in a blender or food processor and store in the refrigerator. This is a delicious topping and I know you will enjoy it. You may never buy salad dressing again! Salad days are almost here, in the northeast, what's your favorite salad?
by Mary Kennedy
            






9 comments:

  1. Sounds good, Mary. I'll have to give this a try. :)

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  2. Sounds like a good dressing - I'll definitely try it. I enjoy salads that have a little sweet along with a tangy dressing. Maybe some raisons, dried cranberries, apple, etc.

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  3. Hi Lynda, thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, your "add-ons" sound good. How I wished we lived closer. We could talk recipes and cats for HOURS!!! We are kindred spirits.

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  4. Hi Maggie, I think you'll love it. I am so excited over the release of your historical mystery, SCANDALS, SECRETS and MURDER. The start of an exciting new series, congrats!!! Your fans everywhere will be very happy.

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  5. Thanks, I think I will try this first for a pasta salad.

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  6. Hi Margie, it really is, thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Nancy, the pasta salad is really good, you can add tuna or chicken or feta cheese for protein to make it a "main dish." But it is also really delish just plain, I like the tri-colored rotini, but am experimenting with high-fiber pasta shells, too. I add cherry tomatoes, chopped cucumber and olives.

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  8. I've been trying to amass a catalogue of recipes for this summer that don't involve heating up the kitchen. Salads are a great way to go!

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