|Photos: Tara Maxey|
We love Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution which is a movement that earnestly promotes eating local, fresh produce and works to teach kids how to cook healthy. In honor of Food Revolution Day, our Food Truck parked at The Gene Autry Farmer's Market today, and Matt showed a group of families how to make a salad dressing in less than three minutes... so why ever buy it in a bottle? Collect your fresh produce from your farmer's market, and then whip it up it! Here's how:
• PUT TOGETHER A BOWL OF GREENS
• PUT TOGETHER ANOTHER BOWL OF "GOODIES", here Matt used sliced apples, pitted cherries, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, fresh peas, pumpkin seeds and herbs, but just use whatever you think is "good"!
• NOW FOR THE GARLIC MUSTARD DRESSING:
In a small bowl, juice one lemon over one tablespoon dijon mustard
Then "grate" 1/2 clove garlic on a microplane into the bowl or crush in a garlic press
Take a whisk to the small bowl and then slowly start to drizzle in about 2 oz Olive Oil as you whisk briskly (or you can just place it all in a jar and shake, shake, shake!)
Add salt and pepper to taste, whisk or shake again
• PLATE IT ALL TOGETHER:
Toss your delicious dressing with the Mixed Greens and also with the "Goodies", then plate Greens first, with the "Goodies" over it, making it high and pretty, like the shape of a pyramid. Add some cheese, here we added fresh Ricotta and ta-da! Done.