Sunday, June 17, 2012

Passion Fruit Dressing and an OXO Giveaway!

oxo salad004 I only like salad if I have some real ingredients to put in, like roasted tomatoes, hearts of palm, steak strips, or Pammy’s Dressing.

My friend Pam has a salad on her table every night, and more often than not it’s dressed with her special homemade sauce. I’d drink the stuff if no one was looking.

I really dislike store bought dressing. I keep one bottle in my fridge for emergencies, but generally I’d prefer to pour it down the sink than in my salad bowl. I try to pilfer Pam’s dressing when I can but now I finally can make a bottle of my own. The last time I made it I didn’t have orange juice concentrate, so I improvised with some Lilikoi. I went to salad dressing heaven.

Thanks to OXO, I now have a salad dressing shaker in the fridge at all times.

My favorite, truly functional features:

1) Flip top lid, no drips with a tight seal. Plus a spout that ensures you don’t have salad dressing dripping over the side.

2) Liquid measurement tick marks

3) Screw top, so you can clean it easily.

I love it. And now you can have one too.

OXO sent me an extra salad dressing shaker so I can pass it on to you.

oxo giveaway All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me about your favorite salad or dressing ingredient(s). If you have a link to a recipe, I’m always looking for inspiration!

You can get up to two extra entries for tweeting and/or following this blog.

Passionfruit Dressing (Lilikoi Dressing) (slightly adapted from Pammy’s recipe)

  • 2/3 Cup olive oil
  • scant 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp no salt seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp lilikoi puree
  • 1/2 tsp honey or more to taste (I like mine sweeter)
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • pinch of dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard (not Grey Poupon)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Whisk or shake all ingredients together until uniform. You may need to shake again before serving.
  2. Tip: If your dressing gets very cold, it may separate or be difficult to pour. Wait until it warms to room temperature again, or put it in the microwave for a few seconds and shake.

OXO sent me this product for free. All opinions are my own.



amy beth marantino said...

my favorite is a mustardy vinagrette

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Sara said...

My husband makes the best french vinagrette, olive oil, balsamic, mustard, salt and pepper. Maybe a dollop of honey or maple syrup.

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shar :) said...

Wow...that roasted salad with that awesome passionate dressing looks delish :)

My fave dressing ingredient is a toss up between a raspberry balsamic vinegar and
agave syrup (my new found love)

I made a quick Chinese style chicken salad tonite and instead of the usual "asian" style dressing I did a dijon,cilantro, balsamic, blend. It was nice and summery.

Love that salad photo :)

jalna said...

Oh, oh, oh . . . my favorite dressing is my sister's Sweetie's somen salad dressing:

suzy said...

i'm one to make salad dressings but i love those japanese style vinaigrette with a slight ginger-y, citrus-y tang to it. i think your salad dressing seems really interesting because lately i've really been interested in lilikoi!

Seymour Chase said...

mmmmm - that salad looks delicious!
i think my favorite salad dressing is from a pizza place in AZ called Nellos - it's their house dressing. I don't know how they make it, but it's orange.

Amy L said...

I like a somple balsamic viniagrette. Balsamic vinegar, a dab of honey, and olive oil (2: 1 Olive Oil & Vinegar). Shake in a jar to emulsify.

Amy L said...

I like a somple balsamic viniagrette. Balsamic vinegar, a dab of honey, and olive oil (2: 1 Olive Oil & Vinegar). Shake in a jar to emulsify.

Amy L said...

I like a somple balsamic viniagrette. Balsamic vinegar, a dab of honey, and olive oil (2: 1 Olive Oil & Vinegar). Shake in a jar to emulsify.

Amy L said...

I like a somple balsamic viniagrette. Balsamic vinegar, a dab of honey, and olive oil (2: 1 Olive Oil & Vinegar). Shake in a jar to emulsify.

Karla said...

I'm a big fan of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. So simple and tasty.

FootPrints said...

i love cilantro lime!!!mmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I love Sweet and Sour.

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Anonymous said...

I like a simple oil and vinegar with some spices.

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Starla said...

My favorite salad right now is this summer corn and cherry tomato salad. I just made it for the first time recently and one tip...DICE those shallots instead of thinly slicing them. I found them too overpowering sliced. But good stuff still!

Anonymous said...

I usually use a homemade White French. It's the best.

mjentner at gmail dot com

Robyn said...

I love poppy seed dressing (especially on a spinach & strawberry salad). There is a pretty good recipe on the Betty Crocker website ( although I'm still looking for the perfect one!

cailin said...

Dang, how do you have time to work full time, be a mom, cook amazing, time-consuming meals, and do these blogs. You rock, Mightyko. Anyhow, here's my favorite salad: avocado watercress with an asian dressing. Mmmmm...

meredith m said...

My friend gave me this poppyseed dressing which I put on spinach and strawberry salad - the secret ingredient is stevia so its healthy too!
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sienna said...

this is my favorite dressing!

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Unknown said...

Wow I'm impressed with your blog and more impress with your cooking/baking skills...I love papaya seed dressing!

Cassie Holmes said...

I like papaya poppy seed dressing...papaya pureed with a light oil, and herbs. Delicios!

amyinhomer said...

I brought home fresh frozen lillikoi pulp i collected and froze myself! and am having all kinds of fun cooking with it - besides lillikoi bars and pie--its an incredible fish marinade and i love it in salad dressings -- I so want (and need :) your shaker ) Love the smell- the flavor incredible fruit.... I plan to always do this now... YUM!

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