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Fresh lettuce is coming on in many a home garden, so I thought we might like to share some of the ways we use it up. Making your own dressing is easy and much cheaper than buying it bottled, of course.

Here's a quick, easily made dressing that goes best on fresh leaf lettuces (add other salad veggies as you like):

1 can undiluted tomato soup
1/3-1/2 c. sugar (I use fructose instead)
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 t. salt (more if you like it saltier)
A shake of dried minced onion...about 2 tsp. when I do it
1 t. paprika
1 c. salad oil

Blend all together well, store in fridge. Shake it up before using, makes about 3 cups. You can add a split garlic clove to it when it's in the fridge and then take out the clove later if you like garlic too.

Do you have a dressing or other way of jazzing up summer garden veggies?

Date: 2012-07-15 06:41 pm (UTC)
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] butterflydreaming
That sounds deliciously different! What kind of vinegar do you like to use? (I would guess red wine vinegar.)

I like restaurant "Southwestern"(whole beans, cheese, corn, greens) and "Buffalo chicken" (greens, crunchy stuff like radish and celery, & slices of fried chicken) style salads. When I make them at home, the dressing is a simple salsa stirred together with sour cream for the first, and sour cream or plain yogurt mixed with herbs and Frank's Red Hot hotsauce for the second one. The added dairy makes a creamy, mild dressing.
Edited Date: 2012-07-15 06:43 pm (UTC)


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