It's a tradition now for dinner: Mom makes the meat; I make the vegetables.
Maybe it's because I'm more of a veggie-lover to start with; maybe it's because it's always been simpler for me to make that instead of the meat. I don't know. But that's how it works in this house these days. And I love it.
I have this thing for making salads-- because you don't have to have a recipe, and you can put any combination of things together. Plus, you can eat lots of it, because it's really healthy, and not as filling as meat. Perfect.
I don't always put a dressing on my salads, but when I do, I want it to be something special, something that will really compliment the salad, not overpower it. I'm pretty picky about homemade dressings, and there aren't many pre-made dressing options here in Czech. But, today, I found fresh cilantro in the grocery store, which inspired me to make this...
Lemon-lime cilantro dressing
(adapted from this recipe)
It was so good!! Definitely need to remember this recipe. And I need to learn how to grow my own cilantro.
1 small clove garlic
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root (I used a pinch of ginger in powder form)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Blend everything together in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour over a delicious salad (Note: Don't pour all at once- this recipe makes enough for a really big salad. You wouldn't want soggy lettuce or an overpowering dressing on your precious salad!)
Mmmm... sounds so good! I'm getting tired of our dressing recipes and looking for new ones! Thanks!ReplyDelete