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.