Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Reduce Food Waste - Make a Salad!-

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

Honey Vinaigrette
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.

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