January 17, 2011

Honey and Mustard Dressing

With new year's resolutions abound, one common meal is now the salad - a pile of green leaves on a plate and maybe some tomatoes for colour...But it does not have to be such a dull affair. Not only can salads cram in a delicious range of fruit and vegetables, but a good dressing can add taste and life to the plainest of salads. Honey and mustard dressing is probably one of the more popular dressings seen in the supermarkets and cafes and restaurants. But it is very easy to make at home. I really like serving this with a side salad served alongside lasagne.

In order to get a consistent and creamy texture you need to use a blender but if you don't have access to a blender just mix the ingredients and best you can with a teaspoon and chop the garlic finely or use a garlic crusher.

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 clove garlic
Salt and black pepper

Put the olive oil, honey, and mustard in a blender.

Cut the clove of garlic in half and add the pieces to the blender.

Season the mixture.

Turn on the blender and mix to a creamy texture. check to make sure that the garlic has been blended as well. Taste to check for flavour. If you would like the dressing to be a bit sweeter add some more honey and blend again.

Serve with a side salad of iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and spring onions.

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