This month's Kitchen Bootcamp theme is Salads and Salad Dressing. In chapter 30 of The Professional Chef . It covers various methods of making vinaigrette and mayo based dressings. Not to mention a compulation of different salads. If I have to eat a salad (it doesn't happen too much) I always try to dress it up. A couple of weeks ago, I found a great selection of papaya. With my track record, I bought it and hoped that I will use it. I decided to incorporated it into a salad. I went with a simple salad of Romain lettuce, onions, cucumber, and papaya. The dressing I used was simple but I believed it truly highlights the flavors of the salad.
1 Cup of Good Olive Oil
4 Tbs of Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup of Honey
Salt and Pepper to taste
*I like dressing sweeter so I added more honey but you could also do a 1:1 ratio.
- Pour the olive oil into a small bowl.
- Add the lemon juice and fully incorporated.
- Drizzle in the honey and than add the salt and pepper.
- Pour over the salad and fully mix the salad.
This dressing is very versatile and I use it quite often in other recipes.