Spring is my favorite time of year. The weather warms up, the flowers bloom and the farmers’ market opens again. Two things I do year around are grill out and have salads. However, the salads just taste different in the spring – more flavorful. Of course this is probably due to the availability of fresh lettuce! To me salads are like soups are to some of you – anything goes.
I open up the refrigerator and see what I have. It doesn’t matter if it is a fruit, vegetable or meat. Sometimes I combine salads, like in yesterday’s post. Sometimes I grill chicken or fish and put on top of my salad. Other times I make a more traditional salad, like today. The salad I made today was almost all from ingredients I got at the farmer’s market on Saturday, including the eggs. I even made the salad dressing myself. It is a red wine vinaigrette. I am new to making my own dressing so I would love to hear any tips or tricks you have.
What do you put on your salads? What is your go to ingredient? Any salad dressing you can’t live without?