Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Goat Cheese Lemon Poppyseed Salad Dressing

Some friends of mine always are amazed that I never buy salad dressing. It is so easy and tasty to make it yourself and customize for different salad options. Plus living by myself I never want the same salad dressing for a week so why bother with a whole bottle. It is very easy however to whip up a great salad dressing in two minutes or less. So go for it.
Basic Formula for Salad Dressing
Acid+ Oil + flavor elements+ immersion blender=Emulsion

Goat Cheese Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Juice of 1 lemon
1 small piece goat cheese (size of a dice)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon poppyseeds

1.In a heavy container just a tiny bit wider then your immersion blender, I use a rocks glass, put the juice of one lemon.
2. Add the small bit of goat cheese ( this adds a lot of creamy texture) and the salt to the lemon juice.

3. Blend briefly with immersion blender.

4. While blending with immersion blender slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Allow most to mix in before adding in more. It will thicken up and seem more yellow.

5.Add in the poppyseeds and blend really briefly just to mix.

6. Drizzle over the Spinach, Chicken, Strawberry, and Goat Cheese Salad that you made up from the random stuff in your fridge.
7. Congratulate yourself on not having eaten junk food for dinner.

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