Saturday, April 5, 2014


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


Maggie Sefton said...

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

Lynda said...

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.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

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.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

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Nancy said...

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

Margie said...

Sounds yummy!

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

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

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

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.

Susan L. @ Full Happy Muffin and Mama said...

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!