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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Balsamic Vinaigrette salad- a quick easy meal for one

Dressing ingredients:
1/4 cup cold pressed flax seed oil
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 tsp dry mustard
3 cloves garlic (pressed)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley

combine the dry mustard, vinegar and water in a lidded jar. shake well to dissolve mustard.
add the remaining ingredients cover and shake well again. stores well in fridge

salad ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach greens (or baby romaine greens or romaine lettuce)
1 avocado sliced into thin slices (optional of course)
2 tbsp organic pumpkin seeds (without shell)
(optional)- 1 small can (106 gram) of wild sockeye salmon (remove hard bits) -this will obviously make it non vegetarian so if you are a vegetarian don't add this. (obviously)

tear lettuce into bite size pieces, add remaining ingredients and dress with 3 tbsp dressing (or to taste) toss and enjoy!


  1. i read on flickr about your container gardening. i have mint and chives (parsley died) but i have never tried lettuce or other salad greens. i have seen the kits around but was skeptical. did you find it easy and low maintenance?

  2. I have chives, basil, cilantro, garlic chives, oregano, flat parsley, kale, 3 kinds of lettuce, edible flowers, and some more stuff. I bought small plants from the nursery rather than trying to grow from seed. I water everyday, and give them some organic plant food every other week. so easy. and they look very pretty (I planted them in attractive black glazed pots) :) do it!