When your garden gives you lettuce, wash that stuff up and make some dressing that will complement it, and not completely overshadow it. There I said it… ranch dressing: I love you, but you don’t belong here. Sorry.
It is a gorgeous day in Iowa! My kids topped off the morning by picking a ton of lettuce from our small garden and we enjoy other greens in our CSA share from our friend Ellen (Bell Farm).
I love to have a lighter dressing with a bit of tang for summertime. This dressing is reminiscent of the Olive Garden dressing people freak out for, and is a total family secret that my kids LOVE. But I’m not about SECRET recipes… at all.
This is a very simple dressing to make, and if you make it for guests or your family for dinner… you won’t ever buy salad dressing again. Ever. Snag yourself a mason jar, dump everything in and SHAAAAKE! The ‘secret’ ingredient in the recipe is Dijon mustard, which keeps the dressing in suspension and ’emulsifies’ it. (That means the oil and vinegar will not separate, leaving you shaking the container every time you want to dress a salad. ) The garlic stays evenly distributed throughout the container too which is nice.
This morning we enjoyed a bit of breakfast on the deck.
This is my favorite breakfast (see picture below). Simple, but perfect. And yes… I like my eggs fried OVER HARD. As in, if you toss them at a wall they will not stick. At all. Ever. Keep your runny yolks, folks. Not for me.
Have a great weekend! And do try this dressing… I bet you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already!