Monday, August 9, 2010

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and try it out. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Salad

I apologize for the lack of a recipe last week. It was a tough week walking through the loss of a dear friend. With that said, not much cooking was done, however we did eat quite a few large salads. My friend Staci makes some of the best salads, so I tried to re-create one that she makes often. I typically don't make my own salad dressing, as the idea of making my own totally intimidates me. It really does, but with a bit of guidance from Staci and a lot of guessing on my part I finally got it right. This salad dressing is easy, delicious and compliments so many different salad toppings.

Dijon Vinaigrette

* 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 1/3 Cup red wine vinegar
* 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* salt and pepper

In small bowl, mix mustard, red wine vinegar, and garlic. Whisk in oil slowly to incorporate. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

I prefer to serve this vinaigrette over spinach salad with hard boiled eggs, bacon and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo. If you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us - leave it in the comments!Click here for a printable version of Dijon Vinaigrette

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