In a big move to start being healthier and EATING healthier, I got the brilliant idea to start making my own salad dressing. Unbeknownst to me, a lot of people make their own salad dressing!!! The good thing about that is I was able to get a lot of great suggestions from friends, family and also on my go-to favorite Food Network.com. That was where I found this gem from a restaurant in Chicago called Honky Tonk BBQ. It's a really down-home, southern style dressing that is great for a salad as a side but also salad as a meal. I tried it out with grilled chicken and mixed greens and was blown away by how good it is. Try it out for yourself!!
Honky Tonk Sweet and Spicy Salad Dressing
1/4 c. sugar
1/8 c. water
3/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. dijon mustard (more or less depending on preference)
1/8 c. Sriracha sauce (more or less depending on preference)
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp dried ground ginger
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp pepper
Blend all ingredients in blender. Adjust seasoning to taste.
I'm going to try this on a chicken wrap tomorrow and continue experimenting!!!