Salad Season

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After years of growing most of our own summer veggies, last year my family joined a CSA. The biggest change was the big bag of salad mix we brought home each week. At first we fell behind in eating it. Salad had never been a big part of our menus and we kept forgetting about it. Then we hit upon the following way of dressing it, and from then on we looked forward to our daily raw greens.

Only plain oil and vinegar could be simpler. We pour each ingredient over the greens and then toss, but you could mix everything in a small jar and shake before pouring on the greens. As with all dressings, start with a little, toss, taste, and add more if needed.

  • 2 t. red wine vinegar
  • 2 t. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 t. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 T. olive oil

Pour over a bowl full of enough washed and dried salad greens for salad for 3-4 people.

Toss, then sprinkle the salad with 2 T. nutritional yeast and toss again.


By: Nancy Weigandt | May 4, 2015 11:00 AM | Permalink
Nice simple recipe! I have also changed my thinking on salad dressings. Carol Deppe author of The Resilient Gardener and the Tao of Vegetable Gardening thinks we may have been conditioned to think we need flavorful s.dressings. After all, using innocuous iceberg lettuce does require something more. Whereas all the wonderful greens we can grow have their own flavor and bite, why smother it. Simplifies it entirely. Fresh lemon juice, OO or Grapeseed Oil and a little S & P work great too.

By: | May 2, 2015 01:20 AM | Permalink
What is nutritional yeast?
trudy cashmore says:    (May 2, 2015 12:00 AM)

Brewers yeast debittered that provides a source of amino acids,b-complex vitamins and minerals. Brewers yeast is produced by the cultivation of yeast on malted barley in the production of beer.

By: Debbie Sinclair | May 1, 2015 08:17 PM | Permalink
Lots of salad greens coming in this time of year for our CSA members. This dressing sounds great!

By: Angela Dobrow | May 1, 2015 07:04 PM | Permalink
Ate this on my birthday. The nutritional yeast added terrific flavor!

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