Monday, July 4, 2011

Meet my favorite homemade salad dressing!


I love salads, and there is no better time for a fresh, crisp salad than summertime. My typical go-to dressing is balsamic vinegar, but on a recent trip to my Mom's house she turned me onto the BEST dressing I've ever tried. And the most wonderful part? It's virtually calorie-free, yet tastes rich and delicious...annnnd, you can make it at home.
All you need?
  • 1 delicious salad in a container with a top (my personal favorite: spring greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, avocados, and slivered almonds!)
  • jalapeño mustard
  • balsamic vinegar
  • a little container to mix your dressing in

And all you do?
  • Make that salad!
  • Take the little container and add in a generous dollop of jalapeño mustard (about as much 'dressing' as you think you'd want).
  • Add some balsamic vinegar to the mustard, put the top on...
  • and SHAKE IT GIRL!
Finally, add your totally delicious salad dressing to your salad, put the top on that container and give it a few good shakes to disperse the dressing.


I can't wait to hear what you guys think- I bet you'll love it! Let me know! :) And happy salad-ing!

25 comments:

  1. jalapeño mustard sounds fabulous! sadly i've never seen it in the store here :(

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  2. Great post !!Jalapeno mustard will add excitement to your hamburgers and hot dogs. It will give a rich taste to your hot dogs and hamburgers.

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  3. i love balsamic vinegar and jalapeno mustard, so i can't wait to try this out.

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  4. Wow... don't think ive ever seen jalapeno mustard!

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  5. That sounds really yummy! Next time I'll have to pick both of those up when I trek on down the grocery store! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing <3

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  6. This looks delicious! But man, where the heck do you find jalapeno mustard? I don't think I've ever seen it!

    One of my favourite dressings is made with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup (three to one ratio, ish). It's the perfect mix of sweet and sour. So good! Though not exactly calorie free, but not horrible either.

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  7. I love this idea! I've been trying to make my own dressing more often, so I'll have to try it out. I've just never seen jalapeno mustard before.

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  8. That sounds so tasty and un-fussy- I'm definitely going to try this out :)

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  9. Oh yum! That sounds so good. Definitely going to try this out! :)

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  10. I live in canada and i have never seen jalapeno mustard!
    Sounds delicious though.

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  11. Jalapeno mustard?! They make that?! I must find it! :]
    This dressing sounds really interesting, I'll definitely try it soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe! x

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  12. sounds super! definitely gonna try it out!

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  13. This is one of my very favourite dressings ever! I use dijon mustard instead of jalepeno mustard (which I've actually never seen before) and super super good balsamic vinegar. Delicious!

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  14. I love summer salads so much--this dressing looks great! I've never heard of jalapeno mustard...my husband is going to freak is I'm able to find this for him! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Salads are so yummy...I can never find the right dressing though. I must try and make this!

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  16. I love this dressing! And guess who introduced mom to this amazing dressing??? ME!! :) My trainer told me about it-so good.

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  17. I'm definitely going to try this. I had a dressing this weekend in Galveston,TX at place called Gaido's that was very similar except they used honey mustard! It was amazing :)

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  18. Never thought of making my own salad dressing, but what a neat idea! I'll have to try this out.

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  19. Oh my goodness that looks so good! I'll definitely have to try it

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  20. Mmm I'm so excited to try this!
    =]

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  21. this sounds fantastic &is just what i need to keep eating healthy! thanks!!

    ps. i tried a new cous cous recipe this weekend &it was fantastic, so i thought i ought to share: http://leelacyd.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-make-cous-cous-interesting.html

    xoxo nicole

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  22. yum! that dressing looks awesome! i'm going to have to try that........

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  23. I'll have to search for jalapeno mustard. If I find it, I'm totally trying this!

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  24. Wholefoods, TraderJoes, LaMontanita COOP, Sunflowr market...ALL do NOT carry Jalapeno mustard :( wherd u find?

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  25. Oh the things I'd do for some spring greens and an avocado right now...looks soooo good!

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