Awesome Things: 9. A Simple, Delicious Recipe

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Inspired by, I will be doing my own list of 25 awesome things for the rest of this month. Enjoy...

Salad is one of my fav summer foods, but I didn’t want to pay $4 for an 8 oz. bottle of one of the best ever salad dressings that a friend got me started on. So this week, I got online and found a similar recipe by searching for the name of it, and then I tweaked it in my kitchen until it was “just right.” I hope you will enjoy this ultra-delicious salad experience! I’m also including my other favorite and easy homemade salad dressing that my husband brought into the marriage from his days of growing up in the Middle East.

Makoto Ginger Dressing
  • Approx. 2 T fresh ginger, peeled
  • ½ C rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ C diced onion
  • 1 T water
  • ¼ C olive oil
  • 1 t sesame oil
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 pinch sugar, or sugar substitute (I use Truvia)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 large clove garlic

Combine all ingredients in blender and process to preference (smooth or slightly chunky). Store in refrigerator (if it lasts that long).

Authentic Mediterranean Salad Dressing
  • Fill a cruet 2/3 full of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Add about 8-10 cloves of pressed garlic
  • Fill the rest of the way with olive oil
  • Add salt to taste

Store in refrigerator and enjoy. To unsolidify olive oil when ready to use, set out on counter for 15 minutes before using or else put in microwave for 10-15 seconds.

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