There’s not much better than getting to create a dish for yourself that is almost entirely sourced from the garden. Salads are a great addition to any meal, or they can stand alone as a main dish. There are so many ways to dress a salad that I could eat them every day without ever getting bored.
And when it comes to dressing salads, vinaigrettes are my favorite way to go. They are simple to make, store well, and give a rich flavor POP to the greens. Early in the season, the Nodding Onion caught my eye, nose, and tastebuds. I just knew that it would be perfect for making a salad dressing with.
With all of our ground covers at prime harvesting time, it was finally time to create the dressing I have been thinking of this whole season. For a salad that would complement a vinaigrette dressing, I gathered Violet leaf, Early Blue Violet flowers, Redwood Sorrel, Oregon Stonecrop, Woodland Strawberries, and Nodding Onion flowers. I hope you enjoy this easy to make recipe for Nodding Onion Vinaigrette as much as I did!
What you’ll need:
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Nodding Onion greens, chopped
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
1-2 TBSP Honey
1 Garlic clove
Salt and Pepper to taste
Measure all ingredients but the salt and pepper and blend together well using a standing or immersion blender. Add salt and pepper according to your taste- I used roughly 1/4 tsp of each. Transfer dressing into a bottle or jar with a lid and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy drizzled over salads, potatoes, meats, or anything that would pair well with a savory vinaigrette.