Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Harley's Salad Dressing

Well, the kids kitchen is not yet gone, but Harley has entered the kitchen.

The other day, he asked if he could make (and eat) a salad for a snack. Could he make both the salad AND the dressing?

His creation was quite good with interesting flavour combinations I would never have chosen, but they all work really nicely together.

RECIPE: Harley's Chili Cloves Salad Dressing
Serves 2

> salad
   1 apple, sliced or cubed
   1 tomato, diced
   salad greens
> dressing
   1 tbsp mayo
   2 tsp sweet chili sauce
   1/2 tsp garlic
   pinch of ground cloves
   1/8 tsp chili flakes
   pinch of cayenne pepper
   water to thin the dressing (2-3 tsp)

> get the greens, apples, and tomatoes chopped and split between the two bowls
> mix together dressing ingredients
> divide between the two salads

It was AMAZING!! I was actually quite surprised at the combinations.

He tasted it when he thought it was done and realized it needed just a pinch of cayenne (that red one there - no, THAT one!). The fact that he knew the dressing needed a little something more and how it would alter the flavour was rather impressive.

He polished off his bowl shortly after I took this photo.