Spring is on the way and so are lots of fresh herbs. How about giving your salad a fresh and spring-like taste with this delicious home made herb dressing? It is quick and easy to make and matches perfectly with our grilled vegetable salad. Give it a try!
Ingredients for the home made herb dressing:
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1 large clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed fresh herbs (try parsley, basil, mint and chives), plus more for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Ingredients for the grilled vegetable salad:
340 g mixed vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower and carrots), cut into small chunks
150 g snap peas
1 red bell pepper, cut into 0.5 cm wide strips
1 small red onion, quartered lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
200 g mixed greens
100 g crumbled goat cheese, optional
- Mix vinegar, mustard and garlic in small bowl. Whisk in olive oil and water. Add herbs; season with salt and pepper.
- Blanch broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and snap peas in boiling salt water for a few minutes.
- Combine blanched vegetables with bell pepper and onion in a bowl. Add olive oil and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Cook vegetables in grill pan over medium heat, turning frequently, until slightly charred and just tender, about 5 minutes.
- Place salad greens in large bowl; add half the dressing and gently toss to coat. Arrange salad on serving platter and top with grilled vegetables; drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with more fresh herbs and goat cheese, if desired.
Enjoy your home made herb dressing!