Photography fails galore with this post.
Jeremy was home during the day so I tried to get a couple of shots I can’t normally do on my own.
The pour shot. When attempting the pour shot, use a salad dressing that actually pours. This dressing is thick, like a good Caesar. It just fell onto the salad in globs and did not bode well with the camera. Seriously… what was I thinking?
The hold shot. When attempting the hold shot you should a) wear something cute, b) find a nice background and c) figure out the right camera angle. I failed on all three accounts.
Baby steps. That’s what my adventure in photography has been all about. Baby steps. And trying to learn from my epic fails! It’s a good thing I can laugh at myself.
Let’s focus on the good thing about this photo shoot: the salad! Especially the dressing. It’s really the start of this salad. Once you have one last of it, you’ll never go back to the stuff from a bottle. And since it’s made in the blender, it will take you no more than two minutes to whip it up! Doesn’t get better than that!
Why It’s A Smart Choice
Not only does this dressing taste a hundred times better, it’s healthier too! I checked out the ingredients in a popular brand of a bottled version and the second ingredient is sugar. There are so many hidden sources of sugar in pre-packaged foods. Who knew salad dressing was so sugar heavy?
This recipe has NO added sugar and no added salt! Just a lot of flavour and some salt from the cheese.
Sundried Tomato and Feta Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken
For the Dressing
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 oz feta cheese
- 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes packed in oil
For the Salad
- fresh spinach
- sliced cucumbers
- sliced bell peppers
- grilled chicken sliced
- pine nuts
- Place the dressing ingredients in the blender. Start on low then turn up to high. Blend smooth.
- Combine all the salad ingredients and dressing in a large bowl. Toss to coat.
- The recipe makes enough dressing for a large bowl of salad.
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