Our first week’s CSA basket featured a beautiful Mesclun mix and delicate Arugula that was deserving of more than some bottled grocery store dressing. This week’s basket, which I just picked up (!!), features some tasty-looking head lettuce, as well. So it was time to start testing out some homemade dressings!
First up is a delicious Peanut-Lime Dressing, with all of my favorite Asian flavors. I added an extra tablespoon of water to the recipe because I liked that consistency better, plus I threw in some salt because I like my food with a hefty salt quotient. Feel free to leave it out in yours 😉
Homemade Peanut-Lime Dressing
Adapted from The Food Network
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 TB water
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 TB rice vinegar
- 1 TB chopped peeled ginger
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- Dash or 2 of salt
Process all ingredients together in a small food processor or blender until well combined. Serve over delicious CSA greens! Only keeps for a couple of days in the fridge, so use it up quickly.
This particular salad featured mesclun and arugula, feta, chickpeas, radish slices, chopped green onions (week two preview!!), and almond slivers.
What’s your favorite homemade salad dressing?