'Tis the season to enjoy all of garden bounty! Fresh produce is abundant, and what better way to enjoy it than in a salad with a delicious dressing. I was invited to a friend's last week and was asked to bring a salad. I decided I wanted to make something that really highlighted the wonderful fresh herbs from my garden, as well as the gorgeous produce of the season. There is something about a great dressing that really makes it so much more inviting and exciting.
Herb & Dijon Salad Dressing
Yield: 4-6 servings
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
2 Tsp finely chopped fresh basil
2 Tsp finely chopped fresh chives
1 Tsp dried dill
1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 Tsp maple syrup (or a little more if you like it less tangy and more mellow)
2 twists of ground sea salt
Finely chop the fresh basil and chives. Add them into the bowl (or mason jar) that you will be mixing your salad dressing in. Next add the dried dill.
Add in your Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup and salt.
Whisk, or shake (if in a closed mason jar), your ingredients to thoroughly combine the salad dressing. Taste the dressing, and if you find it a bit too tangy, add 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp more of maple syrup to make the flavour a bit more mellow.
Prepare fresh salad ingredients for 4-6 generous servings and add the dressing to the greens. Toss the dressing with the salad and enjoy!