Farmer’s markets are my favorite place to go on Saturday mornings. There is a fantastic one in downtown Memphis that has a variety of heirloom tomatoes and organic lettuces. There’s even a new one in my little town of Collierville. I’m sure you have a great farmer’s market in your area too.
Homemade salad dressings take such little time to make and there are so many variations, but the results are non-comparable to store bought.
This vinaigrette can be used on salads, avocados, artichokes, tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and so many other things. It’s a great marinade for chicken and steaks too!
1/2 cup celery hearts
1/2 cup green onions
1/4 cup Italian parsley
1/2 cup pimentos
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup good olive oil
approximately 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of Tabasco
In your food processor or blender, grind into a fine mixture (not puree) celery, green onions, parsley and pimentos. Add vinegar, oil, Worcestershire, a touch of sugar, salt, and Tabasco. Mix well and chill until ready to use.