Salad is such an important part of the meal, and it is often overlooked and not treated like the special element it can be. I have two salads on the table for Easter. Each is special in their own way.
Tomato & Mozzarella Salad with Roman Goddess Dressing
If you haven't tried my Roman Goddess Dressing yet, I highly recommend that you do! The recipe and video tutorial can be found here. It is a dairy-free basil and tarragon dressing that is totally customizable. Want to add a bit of sour cream? Sure! If you'd like it to be a bit more ranch-like throw in some dill. I omitted Thai chile for this salad because I wanted it to be basil-forward and sweet without the zing.
You can also serve this salad without the mozzarella if you would like to make it dairy-free, but Easter is about rejoicing and for me that means including high quality dairy items when I would typically avoid them.
- 1 ball of high-quality fresh mozzarella
- 4 c. halved Mighty Vine tomatoes
- 1 c. Gabbie's Roman Goddess Dressing
- 1 tsp. chopped chives for garnish
I prepped the tomatoes and mozzarella a few hours before it was served and just let it sit undressed in the fridge. This is what it looked like before dressing with just some salt and pepper:
And when just dressed but not mixed:
Arugula, Fennel, Blood Orange Salad with Golden Citrus Vinaigrette
- 4 c. arugula
- 1 bulb fennel shaved (save the fronds for the porchetta!)
- 1 blood orange, supremed
- Sir Kensington's Golden Citrus Vinaigrette
- salt & pepper to taste
I used a mandolin to shave the fennel really thin, and then just arranged and dressed the salad. My mom supremed the blood orange by slicing the membrane away from the fruit. Easy as can be!
If you don't know this about me by now, I am a HUGE fan of Sir Kensington's products. Their attention to ingredients and quality is second to none. I was so lucky to visit their headquarters when I was in NYC with my mom! Their office very clearly revolves around making food better, and it really shows in their product line. The vinaigrettes are currently available at Walmart and on Thrive Market, this is the link for the Golden Citrus Vinaigrette!
There you have it, two very easy salads to brighten your table and meet any dietary restrictions that your guests may have!