Monday, October 5

{grabbing greens} kitty's salad dressing

If there is one thing my mother is known for, its her fabulous salads. They aren't busy they are simple, fresh and wonderful. Really as we were growing up we had a salad with just about every meal. In fact I have to give myself permission not to serve salad every day. But when I do (which is a lot - apple doesn't fall far from the tree) I use this recipe for dressing the most! My mother's typical salad would be a mix of greens, sliced hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, green onion and some type of cheese: parmesean, feta, blue. They all work. She is also a pro at taking about any leftover and working it into a noon time salad. Left over pasta, roast, chicken - really anything goes. We call it her kitchen sink salad. SO here's to you mom and your wonderful salads!

kitty's dressing

1 cup canola oil
1/2 - 3/4 white wine vinegar
4 -5 cloves garlic crushed and finely diced
salt - 1/2 tsp or more
pepper - fresh ground

shake and let sit. shake again before serving. enjoy!


DesBisoux said...

i love how so many things happens around food: love, memories, families, friendships...
in my family, all the important girl discussions happened in the kitchen. good old time...

amy and ann said...

ditto. loving that we both have soooo many wonderful stories to share that involve a great recipe! XO.

acommonthread said...

we just made salad dressing for the first time a week or so ago, and have been looking for more dressing recipes! perfect timing! this looks delicious.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I'm sure this will taste delicious...we also grew up with a salad served at every meal.
Have a lovely evening.

Christina said...

i love a good salad. i remember when my son was about 8 yo- we we were out to dinner and he asked the waiter to change his order from applesauce, to a salad, with house dressing. Nice! lol
I really want to try this dressing recipe.