Saturday, April 12, 2014

Super Simple Salad

Confession: I'm not a big salad eater.

As a kid I didn't like salad at all.  If forced to eat one, I would only eat it without dressing.  As an adult, I've discovered I disliked them for two reasons.

First was that I don't really understand Iceberg Lettuce.  What is the point?  Outside of a lettuce wrap, I don't understand why people eat it.  Total mystery to me.  Bleh.  Growing up though, salad was almost exclusively Iceberg.  I remember being in high school the first time I ate mesclun lettuce mix.  Second was that I did't really care for most salad dressings.  Or not the kinds that were popular when I was growing up.  The dressing aisle has certainly grown by leaps and bounds and I have two favorites.  But more often than not, I make my own at home.

So now that I know why I disliked salad so much as a kid, I eat more of them as an adult.  But I go through seasons.  Sometimes I eat 1-2 a day.  Then I can go a month without eating one.  I use a variety of mixed greens or spinach as I tend to much prefer the darker greens (in general I am a BIG fan of greens and have been since childhood...I was a weird kid), add "goodies" and make my own dressings.

Really this post is for exactly one reason though.  And it's not to explain the intricate details of how to make a bloody salad.  It's so that I can remember how to make the best dressing a month from now when I forget.

I threw this together the a few days ago and have made it every night since then.  OMG it's so light and refreshing.  Yum!

Creamy Orange Salad Dressing

* 2 tbls Sour Cream
* 1 tbls Orange Juice
* 1 tsp honey
* Salt and pepper to taste

* Put everything in a jar and shake to combine.

** I honestly don't ever measure this sort of thing so those measurements are a guess for folks who insist on measurements.  I'm more of an eyeball it sort of girl.  Add more of less to your own tastes.
** If you are dairy free, I think mayo would be a perfect substitute.


Alex said...

I never would have thought to use orange juice to make salad dressing but this looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Ahh that salad looks absolutely amazing- and I will have to try that dressing!



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