Last week’s Friendsgiving was so special and I was so excited to give away beautiful art and share the table with you. Today I am sharing my recipe for this simple garden salad with apple cider dressing with you.
I wanted this salad to be as green and simple as possible. I had prepared to add pomegranate and all kinds of other toppings (which you can) but in the end, it looked too pretty to mess it up.
Can I also encourage you with something? I mean what would a tableseasons blog be without a little encouragement, right?
Yesterday I wrote a little something on my instagram about our intentions behind having people come over or about giving. And I wanted to encourage all of us to really examine our intentions. Why do you invite people? Why do you give?
For me personally my Friendsgiving is in a way my Christmas gift to my friends. However it is so much more than that. Yesterday on my way home, I was thinking about the beauty of gathering people around the table and the simplicity of it all. Yet in today’s society, we rush everything. We run from one thing to the next and people do not have time to prepare wonderful dishes that take hours to prepare like roasting meat or waiting for a dough to rise. My intention of having my friends over is to allow them to escape the craziness that life sometimes is for a few hours and come into an atmosphere and presence of just being, breathing and being nourished body, soul and spirit.
With that being said, here is the recipe:
Simple garden salad with apple cider dressing
1-2 heads of lettuce
A few handfuls of mixed greens and edible flowers
4 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1-2 dashes garlic powder
4 tbs olive oil
1 tsp Honey (optional)
Roasted hazelnuts or seeds
- Wash your greens and set aside. Be careful with the edible flowers
- Prepare your toppings if you are adding any. I added roasted hazelnuts to keep it really simple
- In a glass jar with a lid or in a small bowl combine all the dressing ingredients. Add the oil and honey last. Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Add a few tablespoons of water just to taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary
- In a big serving bowl, mix the greens with the dressing. I always use my hands for this as I feel it really gets the dressing everywhere and not just on top of the salad. I do not like dry salad leafs. Add the nuts last.
- Serve and enjoy
Friends, I really hope you make this simple garden salad with apple cider vinegar and if you do just tag me or send me a message. I would love to see it on your table.