La Salade

There is not a day that I go without eating salad, actually, unless it’s a protein day on the Dukan diet.  I love salad after a meal.  I was raised French and that is the traditional way to eat a salad, after a meal before the cheese plate and desert- C’est la vie!  I use mainly organic greens, a mixed variety and then add in some organic romaine lettuce.

I have a few recipes for dressings, please when following the Dukan diet, just reduce the olive oil.

Regular Dijon vinaigrette.

2 big tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard good trader joes version

1 tablespoon red wine or white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped shallots or chives or parsley

this keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks.

To make the blue cheese dressing just omit the mustard for some blue cheese

Balsamic dressing:  Use a nice balsamic vinegar  and omit 1/2 the Dijon from the Dijon vinaigrette

Sweet dressing:  This is a zesty lemon like dressing

Use 6 tablespoon olive oil

Use 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

One tablespoon honey

lemon juice from two lemons

1 teaspoon salt

I hope you enjoy salads. Remember try and use as little dressing as possible.  Add more vinegar if you need more.  I change my salads up on the weekends and turn them into lunches.  I’ve added hardboiled eggs, cut up ham or turkey, or even left over tri tip steak, add tomatoes, cucumbers, tri colored peppers, bean sprouts, whatever you add, it’s all good.

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