A friend called us last Saturday very excited to invite us last minute to a dinner party. The new couple lived near us and our friend thought we’d hit it off since we had both renovated our homes. We happened to be free and excited to meet some new neighbors. But, this was the first time we’d be joining the party as vegans.
What were they serving? Beef Bourguignon, mashed potatoes (butter and cream included) and cheese cake. I offered to bring a fancy salad to go with the French cuisine and warned my friend to let our new neighbors know we would love to join them, but to please not be offended if we only ate our salad.
To our delight, no one had any issues with our diet and we all had a wonderful time.
I made an amazing salad and got tons of requests for my dressing.
Here’s the recipe:
Colorful Salad for 8
8 cups Baby spinach
½ cup Toasted Walnuts (place raw walnuts on a baking pan and broil until slightly brown)
½ cup shredded carrots
½ diced red bell pepper
½ cup chopped artichoke hearts in oil
¼ cup chopped sundried tomatoes
Fresh Herb Salad Dressing
½ cup garlic wine vinegar ( I used Star brand)
½ cup olive oil
½ cup water
Sprigs of fresh Thyme, Rosemary and Sage (can substitute dry)
1 tsp Kirkland organic no salt seasoning
1 tbs vegetable bullion broth powder (found at health food stores, can substitute salt to taste)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Add all ingredients in blender and puree until the all mix together.