Our family loves salad greens. If it was up to the children though, they’d just eat one type of dressing: Ranch. I swear they put something in that stuff that is addicting to children and adults…
I try every occasion to make my own dressing and convince the Ranch junkies in our family that a homemade dressing is ultimately better tasting and healthier for you.
Recently I succeeded in finding a recipe everybody likes a lot. I had to make a salad for my women’s bible study group. I found the recipe in the book we used for out bible study. Kelly Minter’s book Nehemia has a couple of recipes at the end of each section.
The women in our group take turns cooking. This weekend was my turn. Since the family had nothing to eat for lunch I thought I’d make another batch for them while I was at it. Turns out they really loved the salad dressing.
They even ate second and third helpings… So here is the recipe:
- 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons real maple sirup
- 1 Shallot diced very small
- 1 clove of garlic diced small
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 Tablespoons vegetable oil such as canola
Mix all the ingredients except for the oil together. Then whisk in the oil.
The recipe suggested to serve this dressing over cut up Romain lettuce with some maple glazed pecans and blue cheese sprinkled on top. This version is super yummi but kind of pricey…
Now I just use this as an everyday dressing for all kinds of greens. It is simple to make and the kids love it!