I took a look in the pantry and pulled out some ingredients I thought would go well together as a salad dressing and or also make a flavorful marinade for grilled veggies, chicken, fish or pork. This combination of ingredients created a dressing and also a marinade with just enough tang to balance out a salad and also a great contrast for grilled main dishes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Category: Vegan Salad Dressing/Marinade
Cooking Method: no cooking required of dressing/marinade
Serves: 4 for multiple uses during the week.
Equipment: Blender or Vitamix
1 cup Olive Oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
3 oz. mandarin oranges ‘snack size' in light juice
1/8 cup honey mustard
1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons bottled spice: poppy seed
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or Vitamix and whirl for a minute to combine.
Use as a salad dressing, marinade or drizzle over grilled veggies, chicken or fish.
Store left overs in a closed container in the fridge for up to a week. Bring the dressing to room temperature and shake to combine ingredients as needed. Alternate uses: Combine 1 part mayonnaise to 1 part dressing and stir to combine. Use as a vegetable dip for raw veggies or steamed artichokes or as a sandwich dressing spread!