I had an AHA moment the other day! I finally know how to make a restaurant-style salad at home!!!
There are 3 key steps!!!
#1: Chop the veggies!!! Even those triple-washed-greens-ready-to-use.
This salad contains greens, tomatoes, raw broccoli, bell peppers, endives, palms and canned salmon.
It sounds stupid, but it does really make a difference.
#2: A lot of dressing!!!
I’m not talking about 2-3 tbsp of dressing that is usually called as 1 serving. But at least 1/4-1/3 cup of dressing. How did I make it? Inspired by Erin’s Fu-salad. I made the dressing with the following:
- 1 tbsp real mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup silken tofu
- 1-2 tsp mustard
- 2 tbsp balsamic
Blend all together and voila. 1/3 cup of homemade goodie dressing.
#3 Mix and wait 10 min before serving.
the 10 magic min let the dressing mix with the ingredients.
Serve with a miso soup
I love love this homemade salad because in each bite you can taste the dressing and at least 2-3 ingredients.
In a second note, I’m seriously addicted to this sauce
Yesterday I had veggies and chicken stir-fry with it
served with millet
and miso soup
It’s such a satisfying meal!!! And do you know how long it takes to make? 12 min YES, I counted it!!! Yesterday I worked at Starbucks until 12:45 PM and I was so hungry when I arrived home. I watched the kitchen clock and it marked 12:55PM when I started and by 1:07 I was sitting in front of the meal already
Lastly lotus root power is back to my life!!!
Love eating it slowly while watching Sex and the City
NEWS: My mom arrives today!!! It has been 3 months since I left Shanghai, I really miss her!
Q: How do you like your salad? What’s your favorite homemade dressing?