March 30, 2009

sun-dried tomato salad dressing

sun-dried tomato salad dressing

My need for salad cycles. Sometimes, I'm not very interested and other times, it's like I'm craving it. I know, very weird, who the heck craves salad? But, I find that if we have been eating out a lot, I have a strong urge for something healthy and fresh tasting and that's when salad comes in. Makes sense, no?

But salad gets boring rather quickly when you don't have different dressings. I prefer to make my own and usually it's a quick balsamic dressing but sometimes I spice it up. Also, this recipe caught my eye because I have a bunch of sun-dried tomatoes kicking around. The original recipe asks for sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil but I used the dry ones. I'm sure the oil packed ones are more tastier but this dressing turned out very tasty too.

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sun-dried tomato salad dressing
makes about 1 cup

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch of salt
1/3 cup olive oil

Put together all ingredients except for olive oil. Mix well.  

While whisking constantly, drizzle in oil.

Refrigerate & keep up to one week.

Recipe adapted from: Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette, Canadian Living Market Fresh Special Issue magazine, Summer 2008.

5 comments:

EAT! said...

I have been craving all things vegetable lately and salads would definately fit the bill.

I purchased a large container of sun dried tomatoes and was on the lookout for some new recipes to try them in. Found one.

Cheryl Arkison mamaark@gmail.com said...

I definitely crave salads. Nice dressing.

Maki said...

phew...

I thought I was the only one :)

bhd said...

Yum. Thanks! A year later, just when I needed to find this. Hubby wanted a salad with grilled chicken - this should be great!

FWIW, I also crave salad sometimes. Tender field greens, vinaigrette, candied pecans, mandarin orange slices, dried cranberries, a sprinkle of blue cheese. OR romaine with sliced kalamata olives, thinly sliced red onions marinated in the Dijon vinaigrette, and feta cheese. I can eat these the next day, even, for breakfast.

I always prefer my own dressing. Can't be it for fresh. Okay. I'll shut up now and say thanks again.

Maki said...

I'm with you bhd.

Those salad options sound AWESOME. I'll have to try the olives, red onions and dijon vinaigrette. Sounds right up my alley!

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