Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eat your Salad

After weekends where our lives revolve around Football, when Monday comes it is usually time to eat a bit more "green". From dips to nachos to pizza, the weekend usually fills you up with food that doesn't make you feel so good after you consume it! So, when planning the menu for the week I decided to find yummy recipes that were more healthy than what we ate this weekend!

To start off with we enjoyed a nice salad. I made this dressing on Sunday and it refrigerated over night and was so delicious. I highly recommend trying this dressing on your next Green Salad!

Delicious fall salad

All the Ingredients you need to make homemade dressing
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil pictured above was a gift from one of my awesome clients at pilates. She recently went to Italy and knew how much I would LOVE such a high quality olive oil. This one is for sure the best one that I have ever had. I will look up their website and see if we can get it shipped to the US! It is honestly that good.

Balsamic Salad Dressing

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, good quality
1.5 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
a Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp local honey
2 tsp dijon mustard

Place all ingredients together and wish until well blended.

For the salad:

Organic baby spinach
A healthy sprinkle of Greek Feta Cheese
Roasted Walnuts
Dried Cranberries (Craisins)

Everything went perfect together and the salad was very filling. I would love to add apples to this salad in small chunks, think that would be delicious.... There is nothing like a homemade dressing. It is so easy to just whip up and the flavor is right on target. You can serve the dressing immediately or it will keep in the fridge for a few days. Just wisk it again if it settles in the fridge.

We have been enjoying this nice weather that Alabama has been having. And in our house the heater only goes on when we see our breath in the house (ok, maybe not even then). I love a cold house so we are enjoying having no AC on and waking up to a house that is in the 60's! Ah, the energy bill is going to be soooooo cheap for the cold months!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Will be trying this dressing soon. I love homemade dressings...and anything balsamic based is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!