This month’s dressing show down – the sixth in our series – had volunteer Martin up against a dressing mixer in absentia…my sister Janet fought for the title of the monthly dresser without being party to the proceedings. Last month Janet had whispered a dressing to me while the votes were going round. So, trusting her promises of a dressing par excellence, I mixed up her suggestion, searching for good organic dried basil and tarragon (found in the nick of time at Food For All on my way to the site!) and substituting soya yoghurt for dairy so that vegan Ru could be part of judging panel.
The battlefield prepared – two wonderful bowls of freshly picked salad…
Sadly for Martin, despite his sneaky use of tasty hemp oil, the creaminess of Janet’s dressing won hands down. As Gabby said ‘a Caesar like dressing will always win’.
So try this one this month, courtesy of my lovely sister:
1 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
250ml soya yoghurt – or low fat dairy if you ain’t vegan
salt and pepper to taste
I must say, though, that I found that the quantity of vinegar in the winning mix made it a little sharp. You could try using less of the white wine vinegar. And you might not need quite so much dressing – just reduce the quantities…