Friday, October 5, 2012
Apple, Chicken, and Cranberry Salad with a Creamy Homemade Dressing
Whoa. I just typed the title and it was LONG. Anyway...
I made some dressing today. A ranch-type of dressing. And I feel pretty darn cool right now.
What can I say? Simple pleasures, my friends, simple pleasures.
It was pretty easy actually. Just a few ingredients --
Buttermilk (or in my case milk plus some white vinegar, because I didn't have buttermilk), mayo (organic and unprocessed from Trader Joe's, since this is October Unprocessed month), white wine vinegar (um... champagne vinegar -- it's what I had), parsley (at least I think that's parsley... I just pulled it from my mini-herb garden), and some (sea) salt.
At least I got the salt part right.
I also made something like fried chicken. Just not too fried. I feel so domestic today. All these new things that I have never done before...
The rest? No brainer. Throw some greens down, slice some apple and put on top, add a handful cranberries and the chicken, and drizzle the dressing on top. A complete meal in a salad. Score.
Simple pleasures. They're a good thing.
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food, November 2011
PREP TIME: 20 min TOTAL TIME: 30 min YIELD: 4 servings