Tuesday, May 3, 2011

KCG 2011: Salad Dressing from Scratch

Since Richard and I went on a diet, we've been having a lot of salad to go with our grilled meals.  The South Beach Diet (SBD) recommends balsamic vinaigrette dressing more than the cream-based ones so this is the one that I made from scratch. 
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What you need (from left): pepper and salt to taste, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil (evoo) and a few sprigs of thyme.
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I'm doing it the Jamie Oliver way by putting all the ingredients together in a bottle.
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Use equal amounts of evoo and balsamic vinegar...a
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...and shake, shake, shake!  You can actually just put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk with a fork but using a bottle is more fun!  Plus, you can easily pop it in the ref if you have any leftovers then shake again before serving.
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Balsamic vinaigrette!
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Drizzled on a bed of greens.
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We used the dressing on the grilled pork too and it was yummy! 
The pork, by the way, was marinated in a mustard+olive oil+thyme+rosemary rub before grilling and it made the kitchen smell yummy-good.
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I know it's probably the easiest salad to dressing to make but what the hey!  It tastes great!  Plus, if you made it from scratch, nothing can beat that!



2 comments:

-dc- said...

the grilled pork looks soooo yummy! penege ako! kakagutom!

Domestic Goddess said...

Thanks mare! Try mo!