Sara and the other growers used to run a competition to see who could come up with the tastiest dressing to perfectly complement the leaves they were harvesting – and Sara listed the winning recipes on her blog: http://growingtales.wordpress.com/category/dressings/
- Sweet salad dressing for bitter leaves:
- 200ml extra virgin olive oil
- 100ml balsamic vinegar
- Pinch of sea salt
- Ground pepper
- And, the secret ingredient… 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Annie’s delightful dressing was made up of: a splosh of balsamic vinegar, a double splosh of olive oil, 2 tsp Dijon mustard and 1 tsp blackcurrant & sloe jelly (“or any old jam, to be honest,” said Annie)
Sean’s winning recipe used local honey as a sweetener and included tahini, crushed garlic, a little chilli, salt, pepper, olive oil and lime juice.
Other recipes for sweeter dressings use orange or pineapple juice – or you could sweeten a salad by adding halved grapes or thinly sliced apple.