Unpopular opinion, but salads are my favorite food in the world. Like if I had the choice between a cheeseburger and a salad, I would genuinely pick the salad.
Salads get a bad rep, and I think it is truly unwarranted and not fair! I think the bad rep comes from like common house salads at restaurants: romaine, cherry tomatoes, low quality shredded cheddar cheese, croutons, cucumbers, and ranch. Like yeah. I don’t love those salads either…
BUT…there are SO many different types of GOOD salads, and I think I love them so much because you can basically take all of your favorite flavors and put them into one bowl! There are endless options for being creative!
Up until last year, Elide was one of those horrible salad haters. I SLOWLY welcomed her into the salad world with a well-made caesar, which soon became one of Elide’s favorite meals!
Her horizons have truly broadened, and she now enjoys eating salads and has even entered into the market of making her own salad dressings, which we both love!
Salads can become really caloric really quickly if you’re not careful, and so creating your own salad dressing can really cut back on a lot of unwanted fat, sugar and preservatives! And making your own dressing is surprisingly really fast and easy to do!
Tonight, Elide made a lemon honey vinaigrette to top a steak and berry salad.
On our salad, we had steak, strawberries, raspberries, fat free feta, almonds, and croutons on top of a bed of spinach. The lemon honey vinaigrette was the perfect dressing for a salad that is already rich in flavor. The dressing is really thin and light and the sweetness of the honey really compliments the acidity of the lemon!
As a veteran salad eater, this one really doesn’t disappoint and is really filling and satisfying!
Recipe for the lemon honey vinaigrette is below!
- Juice for 2 lemons
- 2 table spoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 small clove of garlic
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- Put everything in a blender. Blend until the garlic is all blended.
- Drizzle on salad to taste!