|Jewel Box Salad|
While doing the round up of the Best of 2011's recipes, which are our favorites, I realized I have some how omitted sharing my favorite salad with you all! So of course today, I had to fix that and I really enjoyed doing that for you. (I know, the sacrifices I make for this blog.) ;-)
I call this a Jewel Box Salad because each little ingredients is like a gem of different flavors, each tasty on it's own but pulled all together is just delicious!
This could also be a Fall Salad, and one local restaurant calls this their Summer Salad but the beauty of it really is that all the ingredients are available year round. Right now the red grapes are in season and are especially yummy .
|Bragg's Healthy Vinaigrette|
I use a light vinaigrette to toss it all together and not overpower the flavors.
Our standby is Bragg's Healthy Vinaigrette, which for convenience I always keep on hand. You can get this from most health food stores or even online sources.
What I especially like about it is that
it's a vinaigrette that doesn't bite back,
if you know what I mean.
Tangy enough but not so much that it chokes you.
Ever had that happen? Not fun!
While apple cider vinegar, at least' Bragg's is still raw, the dressing bottled and all is probably not.
So I have also included their recipe so you can make it yourself too.
The Jewel Box Salad
Toss the following into a big bowl and add dressing,
or if you have to share, plate in and then eat!
like Butter Lettuce and Radicchio
or Baby Romaine
(figure half and apple per person)
halved, if big
Raisins or Dried Cranberries
Ingredient amounts are completely up to you but don't be stingy.
You don't want to have to hunt for the gems.
from the back of the Bragg's ACV bottle
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar ( ACV)
(make sure it is organic and has the "mother"- other ACV may taste different)
1/3 cup Oil
1 tsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos
(soy sauce or tamari may work)
1-2 tsp Honey
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 pinch all purpose seasoning,
like Bragg's Sprinkles, Spike
or Salt and Pepper to taste
makes about 4 servings
How about you?
Any favorite Jewel Box Salad combos you feel like sharing?