Cool and creamy  for the summer months.  You can replace the sour cream with buttermilk if you wish. Use this vinaigrette for green and fruit salads, possibly add edible flowers.

Ingredients

  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • Raspberry vinegar
  • Sour Cream – regular or light
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp. of thyme

Instructions

  • Oil to the 1/3  orange line
  • Raspberry Vinegar to the 2/3  orange line
  • Sour Cream to the top orange line
  • Spoonful of Honey
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Shake vigorously

Put chopped thyme over the salad, then pour dressing.

Suzanne and I had this marvelous refreshing dressing on a bed of mesclun greens with avocado, red peppers, green onions, goat cheese,  and salmon.  Don’t forget to put the cilantro and lime zest on top of the salad just before you add the dressing.

Olive Oil

Fresh lime juice – about 5 limes

Sour Cream – regular or light

Dijon Mustard

Lime Zest

Coriander

Cumin

Salt

Cayenne

Olive oil to the 1/3 orange line

Lime juice to the 2/3 orange line

Sour cream to the top orange line

1 tsp salt

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp cumin

1 heaping tsp of mustard

½ tsp of cayenne pepper

Shake vigorously

Put lime zest on salad along with 1/4 bunch of cilantro on the top of salad

Suggestions for Salad

Mix greens, arugula, mangoes, figs, feta cheese, goat cheese, onion, green onion, avocado, tomatoes, dried fruit, mix nuts, tuna, salmon, chicken, steak, lamb, eggs

Oh my!  When I first tested this recipe with a salad made up of chicken, ripen mango, feta cheese, mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, and avocado, I knew that I was in food heaven.

Ingredients

Olive Oil

Mint – 10 leaves

Orange Zest

Juice from 2 fresh oranges

Honey

Dijon Mustard

Cayenne

Coriander

Cumin

Paprika

Salt

Directions

Olive oil to the 2/3 orange line

Orange juice to the top orange line

1 tsp salt

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 heaping tsp of mustard

½ tsp of cayenne pepper

Large spoonful of honey

Shake vigorously in the SaladSuccess shaker bottle

Suggestions for Salad: Mixed greens, arugula, mangoes, figs, feta cheese, goat cheese, avocado, tomatoes, dried fruit, mix nuts, brown rice, chicken, steak, lamb

Put orange zest on salad along with slivers of mint (I use scissors)

Adapted from the Tassajara Dinners & Desserts cookbook  by Dale & Melissa Kent

Put the Orange zest on top of your salad and then pour dressing over. This is wonderful on a green salad with fruit and nuts, such as apples, pears, walnuts and almonds. And try it with gourmet vinegars. Marvelous over pears, walnuts and spinach.

Ingredients

  • Oil – olive or walnut
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Plain yogurt
  • Orange Zest
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Oil to the 1/3 line
  • Add Vinegar to the 2/3 line
  • Add yogurt to the top orange line
  • Tsp of Dijon mustard
  • Add orange or lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shake vigorously

Wonderful light dressing for the summer months. Use this vinaigrette for green and fruit salads

Ingredients

  • Raspberry vinegar
  • Honey
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. of thyme
  • Salt
  • Cayenne

Instructions

  • Oil to the 2/3  orange line
  • Raspberry Vinegar to the top orange line
  • Spoonful of Honey
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Shake vigorously

Sprinkle the  thyme leaves on the salad, then pour vinaigrette.  Thyme leaves that are placed in the SaladSuccess Shaker, will clog the poppet top.  Keep in mind that making a infusion of thyme oil would work as well.

Great over Chinese Chicken Salad – chicken breast, lettuce, bean sprouts, cilantro, green on- ion, mandarin oranges, roasted sesame seeds and peanuts(optional). For a change, try it with sherry vinegar.

Ingredients

  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Peanut Oil
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Peanut Oil to the 1/3 line
  • Add Rice Wine Vinegar to the 2/3 line
  • Add soy sauce to the top orange line
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Sesame Seed Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Shake Vigorously

spinach-saladTry this dressing over a bed of spinach and brown rice with green onions. Also great on spinach salad with bacon and egg. Since this is a thick dressing, it should be taken out of the refrigerator ½ hour before pouring.

Ingredients

  • Buttermilk
  • Plain yogurt
  • Tahini
  • Cumin (Optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pressed clove of garlic

Directions

  • Buttermilk to the 1/3 line
  • Add Tahini to the 2/3 line
  • Add yogurt to the top orange line
  • Add Clove of pressed garlic
  • Add 1/4 tsp. of cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shake vigorously