Making a main dish salad is a great idea for a summer lunch or supper. Toss assorted bits and pieces of produce lingering in the refrigerator and on your kitchen counter into a salad. You can cut your own lettuce or use a bag of greens. Dried fruit, apples or oranges will make a sweet addition. Pack your salad with nutrition by grating in some cabbage and carrots; while you’re at it, add some grated cheese. Mix in some leftover chicken chunks, bacon strips, or add a can of tuna, and you’ll have a bountiful main dish salad! Is there a boiled egg add that and maybe some pecans too. Make your own dressing from from Jelly or Jam you need to use.
Jam Jar Vinaigrette
1 Tablespoon Jelly, Jam or Marmalade
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or spicy brown mustard
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Have some honey that is starting to crystallize? Mix it with some malt vinegar. Try 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 of vinegar, shake in a jar and taste. If you want it sweeter, add honey. I use Malt vinegar, but you may experiment with different vinegars or add other flavorings.