Fri 27 Jul 2012
There is nothing like a homegrown tomato! I could eat them unadorned, right from the vine growing in my own garden—or with just a simple touch of olive oil, salt and pepper. But a great salad dressing can really set them off, too. And with the crop of tomatoes and other veggies we expect, variety will be a good thing!
Ellie Krieger’s three dressing recipes in USA Weekend magazine offer this variety—with her always welcome, characteristic attention to healthier ingredients. Since we shot these dressings (with styling by Lisa Cherkasky), we’ve enjoyed her “De-Light-Ful Ranch Dressing” on our cucumbers. I can add my own garden-fresh chives to her “Tangy Lemon Herb Avocado Dressing.” And almost any salad greens are well-complemented with her “Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette.”
Whether you grow your own summer vegetables and fruits, or find them at some of our fantastic farmer’s markets, I hope you all are enjoying this summer’s produce, too!