I know everyone's been talking a lot about eating more salad as the weather warms up. I made this one last night, and thought other people might enjoy it.
I make the salad with baby spinach, mandarin orange slices and crumbled goat cheese. (I can't wait to use lettuce from my garden!) But the dressing is the real winner. It was in The Washington Post a few months ago in an article about maple syrup. The original salad recipe was made with spring greens, blue cheese and maple pecans, I think. I've never made it that way, though it sounds great.
I only use about half the amount of oil that's called for. Sometimes I also mix in a few teaspoons of the mandarin orange juice. Try it -- you'll love it!!
from The Washington Post food section
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 garlic glove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil (you could probably use olive oil, but I think it might overpower some of the other flavors -- I only use a scant three tablespoons, if that)
Mix all ingredients except oil in small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil.
Sounds great - will try on my salad this weekend.
This sounds great...I think I may try some of the honey-dijon mustard I have in the fridge...going out to get some fresh greens...it's HOT in PA today...great day for a salad!
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Sounds lovely, thanks! And the original salad sounds like a nice combination too. I'm bringing a salad for our supper club this weekend and now I know what dressing I'm putting on it.
Thank you, Becky, I have printed this out and it will most definitely be the next salad dressing I make.
thanks for the review- i remember reading that article and thinking it might be worth trying but with the maple syrup it has stayed in the maybe file. i think i'll need to try it
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