It was a fix-your-own-damn-salad kind of day. Like a salad bar, you take what and how much you want and leave what you don’t want. For the dressing I simply blended fresh basil and part of a jalapeño with store-bought coleslaw dressing and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Some of everything for … More Basil Salad Dressing (Cheat)
There are people who have an aversion to the flavor cilantro, and some even despise its aroma. It is interesting to me that whether one likes or dislikes cilantro is pretty much out of their control. Those who perceive it to have a disagreeable soapy flavor have an olfactory-receptor gene which is highly sensitive to … More Cilantro Coconut Sauce/Dressing
Of the traditional salad dressings Cole Slaw is one of my favorites. Slaw dressing is commonly based on mayonnaise, and mayonnaise ingredients often include egg yolk which contributes subtle but significant flavor to both mayonnaise and Cole slaw dressing. Lately I’ve been enjoying making various sauces, dips, dressings, gravies etc. using cashew nuts for a … More Artichokes, Slaw & Slaw Dressing
Raw cashews which have been soaked for a few hours can be blended with various other ingredients to make a variety of delicious creamy sauces, condiments, dips and dressings. Nutritional yeast is an ingredient commonly blended with cashews to make a sauce which some perceive to have a cheesy flavor. Delicious as such sauces indeed … More Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing
After an indulgent breakfast I had decided to prepare a salad for the midday meal and was searching the refrigerator (and garden) for possible ingredients. The usual candidates were in short supply, but there was a wedge of cabbage that hadn’t been used in the sauerkraut fermentation project. Cole slaw it would be. The vegetable … More Coleslaw & A Dressed Up Dressing
During a short conversation with a friend the other day I was reminded that Coleslaw dressing is probably my all time favorite dressing, yet I rarely purchase it and have never made it from scratch. Mayonnaise, it seems , is the main ingredient in coleslaw dressing. I don’t have any objection to mayonnaise. I like … More Coleslaw Dressing Without Mayo
Salad greens and radishes in the garden are at their peak, so salad is on the menu at least once most days. We’ll have to wait awhile for tomatoes and cucumbers. We often use nothing more than hot sauce (homemade fermented hot sauce is the best) for dressing. I don’t often do recipes with enumerated ingredient … More Small Batch Salad Dressing
It was an ordinary salad: iceberg lettuce butter lettuce radicchio cilantro jalapeño mushrooms red onions grape tomatoes garbanzos The dressing wasn’t so ordinary: spring onions (white parts) fresh French tarragon garlic clove apple cider vinegar honey yellow mustard olive oil salt xanthan gum If you like fennel salad you would probably like this dressing.