I make my own dressings, almost on a daily basis. Me and my husband eat a lot of salads, as you can tell from my Instagram feed. I don’t believe in boring salads. Salad is good for you, but it can also be awesome if you take a few extra steps to #buildabadasssalad . Homemade dressing is essential to a Bad Ass Salad.
So I make a lot of salads at home, but we also have a few spots in Virginia Beach that we like to go out and get a salad from, like Taste. It’s a great, gourmet lunch spot, and it is very friendly to the gluten-free crowd. I love that you can build your own chopped salad with any ingredients you like. We like their Mustard Vinaigrette, and this dressing is my interpretation of that dressing. Mine has the addition of capers, which I love because they are brine-y like mustard, and delicious in salad. Me and my husband are also really big fans of mustard. I like this kind of Organic Dijon Mustard because it is spicy and intense, and I also really like their Whole Grain Mustard as well. (The links I included are 12 packs! Don’t think I am recommending a $37 mustard, haha!)
Mustard Caper Vinaigrette
3 tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
3 tablespoons of Whole Grain Mustard
1 tablespoon of Capers
1 tablespoon of Champagne Vinaigrette
1/2 cup of olive oil or avocado oil
fresh ground pepper
pinch of dried dill (if you like dill)
1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
Blend all the ingredients together with a whisk. If the ingredients are too thick, and not enough like dressing, stream in a bit of purified water until you get the consistency you desire. The salad above is my House Rub Roasted Chicken, Freshly Shredded Rainbow Carrots, Raisins, Avocado, Cucumber, Sliced Almonds and Baby Spinach.