I just have to brag for a minute. My 6 year old came home from school yesterday with an award in his folder. He was given a ROAR Award for being attentive and a role model to other students. As a mom you always think your kid is the best, no matter what. But, it is so nice for someone else to recognize you have done something right with your kid. Because really, there are so many ways you can mess up your kid, you just hope you are doing the right thing.
So now on to the food! I love making homemade salad dressing. I don’t do it nearly enough, but when I do it always makes me wish I did it more. It is so easy, there really is no reason not too. I saw this recipe by Julie, and knew I had to make it. I love the flavor of roasted garlic, but it is something I don’t cook with often. So I was excited to try it. This dressing was delicious! I ate it on plenty of salads, dipped bread it in, and I might have thought about eating it by the spoonful. It did seize up in the fridge, but I just microwaved it for 10 seconds, and it was back to dressing consistency.
Seriously! Go make this dressing, it is great for just about any salad!
Roasted Garlic Dressing
Slightly adapted from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
2 heads of garlic, roasted and peeled
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil + extra for drizzling
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbls honey
Cut each head of garlic in half (length wise). Place on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle the exposed garlic on all four halves with olive oil. Seal aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for about an hour. Remove from oven, unfold the foil and allow to cool. Once cool, remove the skins. Place the garlic, and everything else in the food processor. Process until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Heat for 10 to 15 seconds if needed to thin it out before serving.