29 May 2020

Maggie's All-Cuisines Salad Dressing

Well, we are mid-way through spring with hints of summer in the air. This means that it is time for our CSA again! I was *so* excited to sing our "CSA-day" song on the first week of pick-up. The joy at our CSA starting up again is also set against the backdrop of the global pandemic that rages on. Indiana has slowly begun to open up, but we're still very wary about heading to restaurants and we've only been going to the store every three weeks or so. Our weekly CSA box has dramatically expanded our access to fresh veggies, especially leafy greens! Seriously, we've gotten lettuce mix, heads of lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, arugula, braising greens, and micro-greens, plus turnips, radishes, and the first bit of asparagus; it's magical.

With so many leafy greens to eat, we've been finding new ways to eat them. Shana has been craving tikka masala with regularity, which is fine by me since it is delicious. A leafy green salad is a wonderful companion. When we first confronted the combination of tikka masala and salad, I looked at the dressings in the fridge and didn't love any of the possible taste combinations. So obviously, I made up my own! 

While originally intended as a lovely accompaniment to flavors in Middle-Eastern dishes, this salad dressing works beautifully with every flavor profile we've tried. It's a fast, easy, and tasty dressing for salads with any meal. 

Poured here on a simple salad of spinach and toasted almonds.

Maggie's All-Cuisines Salad Dressing
6 T. canola or other neutral-tasting oil
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. tahini
1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp. black pepper (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp. coriander
1/8 tsp. dill

1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake well to combine. 

Helpful Hints
  • Still don't have a jar with a tight-fitting lid for your kitchen? Whisk things together in a bowl, instead. 
  • This recipe is soy-free and gluten-free, making it an ideal salad dressing for those with sesitivities or allergies to those foods. Tahini is sesame, which is an allergen for some. 
  • Having a dinner party (even a virtual one)? Whipping up your own salad dressing makes you seem like a kitchen genius!

The post "All-Cuisines Salad Dressing" first appeared on Maggie's LesVegan Kitchen.

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