Apple and Rocket Salad with red onion dressing

 

 

I must admit that it has been quite a while since I made any salads this year. I think the cold and dark weather was putting me off from them.

It is very interesting how our food cravings change when the temperature goes up a few degrees and the skies turn bright and blue. I am not complaining… we all wait for these bright sunny days all year along.

I have to admit  that this is the way I normally cook – I look at what I have or what is in season and decide what to make. I had a few red apples in the fruit basket and a bag full of green and peppery rocket leaves. I cut the apples into thin strips before I tossed them with the rocket leaves.

 

The dressing is a simple one; lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt, white pepper and some chopped red onions, all mixed together. You can use white onions if you wish but I prefer the red ones for their sweet intense oniony taste . The dressing turns into a beautiful pink colour as it matures, and the flavour  intensifies as well. You can leave the dressing in a cool place  for a couple of days. I usually make more dressing than I need, and I leave the rest in the fridge. It tastes delicious served with grilled fish or  as a dressing for a quick lunch salad.

 

 

Red Onion Dressing

Chopped red onion -1/4  cup

Lemon juice – 4 tablespoon

Honey -2 tablesoon

Extra vergin olive oil-3 tablespoon

White pepper powder

Salt-1/2 teaspoon

Method

Mix all the above ingredients together to make the dressing.

Serve mixed with apple  and Rocket leaves.