Not stocked to the max with pre-made everything’s.
Yes, of course there are loads of processed junk, cookies, and chips (mostly ham flavored, eek!) but it doesn’t even compare to what’s happening in the USA.
I remember as a kid there were so many options for salad dressings!
Italian, Creamy Italian, Ranch, Ranch with Bacon, Guacamole Ranch, Honey Mustard, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese (vomit!), Chunky Blue Cheese (vomit for days!) Caesar, Thousand Island, Light, Fat Free, Wishbone, Hidden Valley, TODO!
All in their pretty labels with an expiration date 10 years in the future.
If you want, make a bigger batch in a mason jar (ya know, that once housed jam) and leave it in the fridge for a few days. Give her a quick shake when you’re ready to use her.
All ingredients are easily available in Buenos Aires and the recipe is flexible!
Add some roasted garlic if you want. Or perhaps a touch of chili powder, honey or fish sauce!
Get excited, get crazy!
Now some say that dressings need like 4 hours to ‘marry’. I think that’s bogus! But yes, some time in advance will help.
When prepping salad in the kitchen, I always make my dressing first, before I start washing, drying, slicing to give it some time to develop.
30 second salad dressing ::
- grainy mustard
- sesame oil (fave & only brand I use, Kadoya)
- olive oil
- rice or apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper
In a small bowl add a big spoonful of mustard and just a couple drops of sesame oil. Sesame oil is strong, you don’t need to use a lot!
Add a squeeze of lemon and vinegar and whisk together.
While whisking slowly drizzle in your olive oil until it comes together.
Season with salt & pepper.
OR throw all your ingredients into a mason jar and give it a good shake. Don’t go crazy, you don’t want to bruise the olive oil.
Now I really like to add avocado to salads because I think it adds a creamy texture and because I freakin’ love avocado.
Give the palta (avocado in Castellano aka the Spanish we speak in Argentina) a big dice and sea salt sprinkle. Toss the palta with the dressing and let it rest for a hot minute.
Add the rest of your salad components, gently toss and savor every bite!