Everyday Vinaigrette, easy and delicious.

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Since we began our journey as full-time RV travelers and volunteers with the NPS, I have made many changes to our meals. But the biggest change is that we actually eat a larger variety of food and have less “leftovers”. There are a number of reasons, but the biggest reason for both of these changes is largely due to storage. The cupboards and refrigerator offer the same challenge, they don’t hold as much as a standard kitchen.

Because the refrigerator is smaller, large amounts of leftovers are a problem. We no longer have the space to store a couple of meals worth of cooked food for a few days, in order to come back around to enjoy it again later. Honestly, I can enjoy the same meal twice in a row, but my preference would be that a different meal is offered.

But I have found a silver lining to this small space cloud, I have become more creative and we actually eat better. This kitchen is full of great whole food ingredients and they are put to delicious use. Whole grain fresh baked bread, less meat, more vegetables and often, fruit as dessert. With a well-stocked kitchen, no matter how small, good food is still happening!

Everyday Vinaigrette, a pantry special recipe.
Everyday Vinaigrette
 A salad is a great way to make sure you get your vegetables for the day. Because we are so rural at our current park, we don’t always have salad greens, but we always have other fresh vegetables and homegrown sprouts to put together for a quick salad anytime. And the best part of an impromptu salad? The dressing of course!

This Everyday Vinaigrette salad dressing is so easy. It calls for basic ingredients and is perfectly delicious! It is a mild-flavored vinaigrette, you may certainly change things up a bit and make it exactly as your family prefers.

I hope you give it a try. This easy-going dressing is a good recipe to use as you explore the different flavors of vinegar.

PS, don’t leave out the soy sauce, it is the easiest way to add “salt” to the dressing!
Everyday Vinaigrette, Fresh and easy made from pantry ingredients.
Assorted Vegetables with Everyday Vinaigrette

Everyday Vinaigrette
Adapted from: Best Lunchbox ever!

Scant 2/3 c oil of choice, we use avocado oil
¼ c apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar or Balsamic
2 t soy sauce
2 t sugar or honey
2 t Dijon mustard

Combine all ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid, secure the top and shake to combine. Shake again before dressing your salad. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes approximately 1 cup of vinaigrette.


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  1. That is a beautiful salad and the dressing sounds just perfect! --Rocquie


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