Thursday, May 17, 2012

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Garden Salad with Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

It's that time of year for serving up some fresh salads for lunch or dinner. I really enjoy having salads year round, but this time of year is especially nice with all those fresh vegetables that are starting to come into the produce section. I can't wait to go to the farmer's market.

This last grocery trip I found that Aldi's had cucumbers, so naturally I had to pick some up along with a bag of salad mix. I know it's kind of cheating, but sometimes a girls just gotta have a quick, healthy salad and those bags are great in a pinch.

My daughter had fallen in love with this Honey Mustard dressing that I had picked up at Aldi's, but now of course I haven't been able to find it there ever since. She keeps asking me every time that I go grocery shopping if I found it yet. I'm holding out that eventually I find it again.

Well to help her with her Honey Mustard desire I decided that we could try and make it ourselves. A sort of DIY thing. I just so happen to be looking at my new Simple and Delicious magazine and found a recipe for Honey Mustard Salad Dressing. How convenient!

Since it only called for like four ingredients I decided that I'd give it a try. Of course when I went to Aldi's I couldn't find Dijon mustard so I settled for this other mild mustard with herbs and I just used regular vinegar instead of the cider vinegar. I also put the ingredients into a shaker to mix. The result was a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing.

I might try and mess around with the ingredients a little to perhaps try and make a spicy mustard dressing with this hot, spicy mustard that Aldi's sells. I really don't think a person could mess it up. I think the family would be up for something hot and spicy like that.

Anyways, you've got to try this recipe. It is really good and it sure spiced up our garden salad. Let me know if you try and make another kind of honey mustard dressing with your own twist.

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
3 T honey
2 T Dijon Mustard
1/4 C cider vinegar
1/2 C canola oil

Combine the honey and mustard in a small bowl. Add the vinegar and whisk until blended. Gradually whisk in the canola oil. Serve over a garden salad. If using a shaker shake before pouring over your salad.

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