Sunday, June 27, 2010

Green Salad with Sweet and Tangy Dressing

I made salad dressing! And, I liked it! Actually, the dressing wasn't anything fancy, since I picked a recipe that I could make with ingredients that I already had in the house. (In the future, I think I might try out a poppy seed dressing, but I honestly don't even know where in a grocery store you find poppy seeds. With the spices?)

Here's the salad that I made, which was modified from one I found on

Green Salad with Sweet and Tangy Dressing
(approximately 4 Weight Watchers points per serving)
  • Lettuce: I used a mixture of baby spinach and romaine
  • Feta cheese
  • Grape Tomatoes (these were just for Chris- I don't eat raw tomatoes)
  • Other good additions/substitutions for next time would be dried cranberries or crumbled bacon
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream (I used light)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • You can add fresh herbs, grated Parmesan or freshly ground pepper if you like
Combine salad dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well to combine, then drizzle over salad. Unused dressing can be stored in the fridge for about a week or so.

By the way, here's my jar with a tightly fitting lid. A baby bottle. Hmm, maybe I could invest in an actual salad dressing bottle someday, so that it would look more like the picture at the top.


  1. You could start making and selling your own salad dressing.. Aunt Martha's Old Fashioned Salad Dressing we'll call it. Then we'll go on TV and shoot a commercial! Yes! This plan can't fail!