Summertime salads deserve a tasty, homemade salad dressing. Five lucky Appetite for Health friends will win an Emulstir ($15 value), courtesy of our generous pals at Chef’n. This handy gadget that makes it easy to whip up your own homemade dressing in a jiffy! For contest entry info (and a recipe from Julie), see below.
If you’ve never attempted to make your own homemade dressing, I implore you to try your hand at it! For me, one of the best parts of making my own dressing is that I can customize it exactly to my liking. Also, I really like having complete control over the ingredients! Making dressing is really quite simple, afterall, dressing ingredients are not complicated—typically they just include some acid (vinegar, lemon, etc), some oil and some seasonings. The Emultir has a few dressing recipes printed right on the container (so handy)! And using this gadget makes it easy to mix all the ingredients together for a nice, emulsified mixture. Plus, you can pour it right from the mixing container—yay, no extra dirty dishes and utensils!
The lever-operated Emulstir features an acrylic container, a stir stick to evenly mix ingredients, and the easy-to-operate lever that makes the magic happen. Measurements are noted right on the container, so you can keep track of how much you’re adding. Want to see the Emulstir in action? Check it out via video with this link: http://www.chefn.com/Product.aspx?id=116
Julie has shared her favorite homemade salad dressing recipe (below)–give it a try as is, or vary it to suit your tastes.
- 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp stone-ground mustard
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in the Emulstir and emulsify.
You can order your own Emulstir online from Chef’n, or you can enter our contest to try and win yourself a free Emulstir! Five lucky readers will win!
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