Horseradish & Dill Vinaigrette For One

 

Horseradish. Dill. Horseradish and dill together.  Sound weird? It’s not. It’s soooo good! It’s herby, it has that “what-is-that-ingredient-I’m-loving-so-much” appeal, and I may be going a little too far when I say this, but I really think it can go on any green salad.

Store bought salad dressing has lost its pizzaz for me.  The ingredients are sometimes not the best for you, they tend to be high in bad fats and sometimes they include completely unnecessary ingredients. I like to be in control. I like knowing what I’m eating. I’m a little fuh-rea-kay. Ergo, homemade vinaigrettes are fun, cheap, easy. And every control bone in your body is satisfied after you make a vinaigrette for a crisp, refreshing salad. No doubt.

 

Have you heard the buzz about apple cider vinegar? There has not been a great deal of conclusive research yet, but some scientists say apple cider vinegar can control acne, get rid of dandruff, stave off allergies, promote weight loss, cure sore throats, and on and on and on. Using apple cider vinegar in a vinaigrette tastes wonderful and it can be good for the body too.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (I use Salute Sante Lemon infused)
  • 1 pinch dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish (I use the hot kind)
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

 

To make:

Pour all ingredients into a small container.  Whisk/stir with a fork until well incorporated and the oil and vinegar don’t pull apart from one another.  Drizzle over a large heaping salad, give the salad a toss and enjoy!

What I used in the salad

  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Butter lettuce
  • Sliced pear
  • Walnuts (put them on the salad after taking photos..woops)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Carrot
  • Thinly sliced red onion
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