We were having friends over for dinner the other day. I had planned this fancy salad with pears, dried cherries, glazed pecans, and goat cheese. I originally planned on using store bought dressing to save some time, but after further pondering, I decided I should up my game and rock some homemade balsamic vinegar dressing. With a fancy salad bursting with all that flavor I couldn’t lame out for the dressing. This balsamic dressing was super delicious and was a crowd pleaser. It kept really well in the refrigerator too. I think using the immersion blender helped keep the oil from separating. Continue reading “BALSAMIC VINEGAR DRESSING”
I’ve never been a big grill guy. In general, cooking on the grill never really appealed to me to much because I’m not a huge meat eater. Burgers, ribs, wings, they are all good, but definitely meals I’d prefer someone to prepare. With that, we never bought a grill. We were that family. The only people living the suburban dream without a backyard grill. But a few summers ago, my dad was upgrading his grill and I gave me his old one. Great, now I have a grill! I got it just when I started to cook mostly vegetarian meals at home though. Now what? I didn’t want to pass up a free grill, but how much grilled asparagus can a guy make?
Ellie loves mango and avocado. I thought for sure she’d love this. But unfortunately, she did not. I think the added lemon and lime juice was too much for her to enjoy it. We on the other hand liked these a lot! Perfect for a summer day.
I do think the taquitos would have been a little better if the avocado to mango ratio was 2:1 instead of 1:1. Aya loved them as is though. Just depends how much sweet flavor you want. The corn tortillas were a little tricky since I haven’t worked with them before. But after the first few I think I got the hang of it. The homemade lime vinaigrette was delicious for the salad portion too. I love fruit in food so that’s why I loved this so much. If you don’t like fruit in food, you won’t like this at all.
This salad was filling and very delicious! The dressing also has no oil which is an added plus. This makes a perfect lunch and I’ve made this twice already. It was a little labor intensive with all the chopping and baking the tofu, but I expected that going in. The dressing is so tasty the kids had 3 helping of salad when I made this for dinner too!