Walnuts in my salad, and on my floor!!
Greens greens, wonderful greens! I love my Plan B fresh washed salad greens. So tender and filled with goodness.
Although I LOVE salads, I have to admit, even I get bored after a while… so, when that happens and I have a fridge full of greens, I have to get creative! Changing up the flavours instantly reignites my taste buds. Do the unexpected, add in some sweetness or a favourite marinade into your dressing…. you’ll be surprised how wonderful it can be!!
Lately, I have been loving the simplicity of a straight forward balsamic dressing. Add in some strawberries, walnuts and dried cranberries, and presto! Wonderful gourmet salad! And if you want to go one step further… add in some fresh chevre (goats milk cheese). DEE-LISH!
Basic Balsamic Dressing:
- 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
- sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
That’s it! Combine all ingredients and drizzle over salad. YUM!
Salads aren’t the only place walnuts have appeared in my house lately.
Today they are just finishing up my BEAUTIFUL African walnut floors!
Even covered in dust they make me smile.
It’s really all starting to come together!
Another favourite flavour combination for me, as always are the flavours of Asia. Here is my favourite Asian inspired salad dressing -
- 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 5 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
Combine all ingredients and drizzle over greens… I suggest adding a fruit (orange segments, thinly sliced apple, dried apricots, etc.) and nuts/seeds or dried noodles for crunch. I also like to cut the veggies in long narrow shapes to give the salad more of an exotic feel.