Stupid Good Summer School Week 10: Red Onion Vinaigrette

Have you ever looked on the back of a store-bought salad dressing bottle? Sodium. Fat. Sodium. Calories. Not real ingredients that come from the ground. You can save a bunch of money and a bunch of fake chemicals by making your own dressing. This recipe would typically call for diced shallots, but that’s a fancy onion variety that is expensive so red onions work in a similar way. Try your own salad dressing varieties with different acids like lime juice or vinegars! Also, you can sub the olive oil for vegetable or canola oils but I wouldn’t really recommend it.  Check out the video for how to make salad dressing here.

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Red Onion Vinaigrette

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bottle or mason jar.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes, to let the harsh bite of the onion mellow out a bit.
  3. Cover and shake the bottle right before pouring over fresh greens. Enjoy!

Stupid-good-summer-schoolThanks for a great Stupid Good Summer School! This is the last week in the series, but look out Summer 2015.

 

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Stupid Good Summer School Week 4: How to Roast a Chicken

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Roasting a chicken is hands down the best way to handle your week’s pack lunches. Sunday can be spent prepping this pretty bird for a traditional dinner and the rest can be pieced up for salads, quesadillas or wraps! It is not as intimidating as you might think, especially if you harness the power of citrus to up your flavor game. The threat of dry chicken comes with overcooking it, but if you use a thermometer to check for that perfect 175°F, you’re good to go.

Check out the video below for a basic video on how to roast a chicken and come back Thursday for a my recipe for Lemon Roast Chicken with Paprika and Thyme.