|Cafe salad with mustard vinaigrette topped with Gorgonzola and spicy grilled shrimp.|
Once you make homemade salad dressing, you will never want to have bottled dressing again. It takes all of 2 minutes and it's so worth it. I bet you already have the ingredients on hand like I do. Honestly, it's so easy to make and it tastes so much better. I whisk all the ingredients together in the same bowl that I toss the salad in. When I make this for a dinner party, I'll make the dressing ahead and place the lettuces on top until I am ready to toss and serve.
- 1/2 tsp of minced garlic or 1 clove
- 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
- Splash of soy sauce (Tamari soy is my favorite)
- salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and than slowly add olive oil while whisking briskly. Add approximately 4 cups of mixed greens or two large handfuls on top and toss.
Toss salad with:
1/4 cup (or more!) of Gorgonzola cheese, broken into pieces
Purple onion, sliced
Grilled shrimp with spicy seasoning
Tip: Skip the Gorgonzola crumbles and buy a nice wedge instead, it will make all the difference.