Wow, I feel like I am announcing one Friday after the other. Time flies… On the Hawaii front, my foot is slowly but surely getting better, only missed two days of work and my limp is almost gone. Some exciting news for this upcoming week, Iron Chef Morimoto is coming back into town to oversee how things are going at the restaurant. Stay tuned for the behind the scenes. This week I am happy to introduce you to Brandon from The Yummy Bits for our featured foodie with a delicious dressing for your healthy spring salads.
Sweet Onion Dressing
If youʼre a fan of onions (or even better yet, caramelized onions), this one is for you. I developed this recipe about a week ago as a way to showcase one of my favorite ingredients in the kitchen… and itʼs like pouring caramelized onions all over your salad.
There was actually a point in my earlier youth when I didnʼt even like onions. Luckily, Iʼve gotten over that.
Caramelize the onions in a mixture of oil and melted butter. To do this, cook the onions over low heat for at least 20 minutes, or until they are as golden-brown as the image above (stirring occasionally). When they reach that point, add in the garlic and continue cooking for about one minute.
After the onions have cooled down a bit, get them into your blending device. Iʼm using an immersion blender, but a blender or food processor will work just as well. To your caramelized onion and garlic mixture, add the mustard, vinegar, and sugar. Blend to combine, and then slowly pour the oil into the machine while processing. Refer to your ownerʼs manual to ensure youʼre doing this safely.
…and pour. Not too difﬁcult, right? The ingredients in the recipe are simply a guide, feel free to adjust quantities to suit your own personal preferences. Also, be sure to use this the day you make it; the dressing does not store well for more than 24 hours.
Thanks for the great dressing recipe Brandon! I am going to make this ASAP for my spring salads! If you or somebody you know would like to be a part of Featured Foodie Friday please e-mail me at savourthesenses (at) gmail (dot) com and we can get you scheduled!
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