Summer BBQ

I love summer-it’s BBQ season!  First BBQ of the year was thrown at Fred’s house, and the spread of food included steaks, burgers, homemade bread sticks, salad, key lime pie, and chocolate chip cookies (see this post for the cookie recipe).  Yes, it was night filled with delicious food.

Look at this delicious salad!

It’s a salad of mixed greens, toasted almonds, grapefruit, and strawberries with a vinaigrette dressing (not made by me, made by Abby and Zabrina).

Salad Dressing

I got this salad dressing recipe from Zabrina, and she said she doesn’t really have recipes for dressings.  The typical recipe is 3:1 (oil:vinegar).  For this salad, she used lime juice and white wine vinegar for the vinegar component and canola oil.  You can also use grapeseed oil for a healthier alternative, but olive oil isn’t recommended because the olive flavour can be overpowering.  Then, just add the following:

  • cayenne pepper
  • black pepper
  • lime zest
  • lime juice
  • ginger
  • honey
  • sugar
  • salt
  • a little bit of shallots

Emulsify the vinegar and oil first, then add the rest of the ingredients and adjust to taste!

Have a fun summer BBQ-ing!


Posted on June 8, 2010, in Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. EM, I will be anxiously awaiting my shipment of cookies!! LOL 😉

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