Make Summer Salads for the Entire Family to Enjoy…
By: Candice Brunlinger; Clinical Herbalist, Certified Fermentationist, Health Educator
Summer often means an abundance of fresh strawberries and salad greens. I recently took some extra strawberries and made a balsamic vinaigrette. It was AMAZING to say the least!
I love to experiment with making my own dressings. They often taste so much better than store bought dressings. I have discovered my family will eat more salads if there are some delicious dressings around.
Do you have picky eaters? I have found a good salad dressing or sauce to be a good way to encourage or entice those picky eaters to eat more veggies. You may want to try this recipe to see if your kids will enjoy that small summer salad with a berry dessert-like dressing.
The salad in the picture has various salad greens, spinach, radicchio, purple cabbage, carrot, green onion, chevre goat cheese, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, flower mixture of calendula, pansy, snap pea, borage, and roses.
Use whatever salad greens and edible flowers you have on hand and add any additional fixings you enjoy. Then drizzle on some of this delightful dressing and ENJOY!
How to make the Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 cups of fresh ripe strawberries
1/4 cup (2 ounces) each of Balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar (or use another preferred vinegar)
6 ounces favorite oil (olive and avocado are great choices)
1/4-1/3 cup of honey
1/2 small white onion
Blend or whisk until creamy. Store in the fridge and use within 2 weeks. Stir or shake before using.
Let me know what you think of the recipe below. What is your favorite salad dressing?