Making Homemade Salad Dressings

Food, Hometown Cooking
on May 6, 2010
Mark Boughton Photography/Teresa Blackburn Styling

Here are some tips for getting the best flavor from spring salads:

  • Use a good homemade salad dressing (see recipes).
  • Dress the salad in moderation—don’t drown the greens.
  • Use greens that have some flavor, such as arugula, spring mix, frisée, spinach, radicchio, mâche, watercress and endive.
  • Consider contrasts in your salad—sweet dried cranberries or raisins with sharp feta cheese or rich walnuts with bright crisp radishes or carrots.
  • Toss the salad so that all the ingredients get coated with the dressing.