Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Okay here’s something a little lighter. A simple salad of mixed greens, roasted beets, goat cheese and blackberries.

If you know the simple ratio of oil to vinegar is 3 to 1 you're well on your way to making dozens of delicious
dressings. As long as you know that you won’t need to follow any other recipes. If you confuse the two and put more vinegar in, when you taste it you’ll know what you did wrong. The best way to try your dressing is by dipping a lettuce leaf into the dressing and sampling. After that you can add whatever flavours and seasoning you like, or just keep as a simple oil and vinegar. For this recipe I used the following ingredients:

3 Parts extra virgin olive oil
1 Part red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
Fresh thyme, finely chopped
Anchovy paste
Garlic, finely minced
Salt and pepper

Whisk all ingedients together.

I didn’t add measurements because it all depends on how much dressing you need. As well, you have to keep on tasting it to make sure it has the right flavour you want.

As you can see it’s quite easy to make your own dressing once you have the right ingredients on hand. Why purchase store-bought dressings?

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