Wed, June 25, 2014
It’s summer, so fresh produce is at its peak! From tasty corn and strawberries to crisp beans and juicy tomatoes, nature's bounty is delightfully delicious. How best to enjoy all of the flavor without the fuss… The simple summer salad, of course! Favorite veggies and fruits can be ready in flash.
To keep things flavor-full but save on time, try mixing up one of our go-to dressing recipes. These versatile vinaigrettes add flair to veggies, grains, meats and more. Simply substituting different vinegars and spices gives each tasty drizzle a unique flair.
The hard part can often be keeping olive oil and each variety of vinegar sorted yet stylishly at hand. No worries… Our free cruet label printables offer an ideal solution. Simply download the labels here and print on 8.5”x11” card stock. Trim each to size and wrap the chosen label around the cruet or bottle of choice affixing with double-sided tape. Now you’re prepared to mix and mingle.
Next… Get your salads dressed to kill!
A Johnson family favorite, Laura’s sister Marcie regularly tosses this richly flavored dressing.
Place mustard and salt in a bowl. Whisk in water, vinegar and olive oil.
A balanced blend of sweet and salty, perfect for cabbage or spinach salads.
Combine all ingredients in a small jar. Cover with a lid and shake vigorously. Can also be mixed in a blender or small food processor.
Tangy and sweet, this dressing is perfect for salads with fruit. Try strawberries or raspberries for a balanced meets sweet dish.
In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, vinegar, salt and onion. Process for 20 seconds. With blender or food processor on high, gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds.
Another delectably simple recipe from Marcie, this zesty vinaigrette adds a light yet robust flavor to a variety of salads.
In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and lime juice. While whisking constantly, add oil in a slow, steady stream until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
Easy, flavorful and fabulous, this simple vinaigrette offers
Whisk the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, add the oil in a slow, steady stream and continue whisking until thickened.
You do want to enjoy summer’s sunny weather and laid-back vibe without hours in the kitchen, right? Think simple. Think salad.
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