Tuesday, September 16, 2008

green goddess dressing

1 minced shallot
1 minced clove garlic
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 mashed avocado
3 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped basil
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped chives
salt and pepper

Combine shallot, garlic, vinegar, lemon and lime. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Add avocado, herbs and seasonings.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

caesar salad with garlic

2 ounce chopped anchovies
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup olive oil
24 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves
2 cups croutons
2 teaspoons pepper
8 anchovies
1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese

Mash anchovies and garlic to a paste. Whisk in lemon juice. Whisk in egg. Stir in grated cheese. Whisk in oil. Blend. Add lettuce, croutons and pepper. Toss. Top with whole anchovies and shaved parmesan.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

better be balsamic

The right balsamic vinegar can make all of the difference. The older the balsamic the better.

Try this simple balsamic vinaigrette for a great tasting salad.

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup olive oil

Beat the vinegar in a bowl with garlic, salt and pepper. Slowly beat in the oil whisking constantly. Put in a cute bottle.

balsamic vinegar recipes

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Monday, September 1, 2008

happy salad day


labor day. salad day. it's all good. this month we're focusing on salads. there's so many kinds of salads, potato, veggie, pasta, fruit. and we'll explore them all. do you have a favorite salad? please comment and let us know. we'd love to hear from you.

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