Tossed Salad With Lime & Olive Oil Dressing

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Lime and olive oil dressing is the perfect addition to a nice tossed salad. Learn about tossed salad with lime and olive oil dressing with help from the founder of RealFoodies, Inc. in this free video clip.

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Hey, I'm Claudia from Realfoodies.com/Tastybits and we're here today at Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley, California and 'm going to show you guys how to make a super simple lime juice and olive oil vinaigrette. So the basic rule of thumb in making any vinaigrette is to have two parts oil and one part acid and in this case the acid is going to be lime juice. So the first thing we're going to need if we're going to make a lime oil vinaigrette is obviously lime juice, fresh lime juice. So we've got some fresh limes over here, a little microplane so I can zest my lime, some olive oil, some sea salt and a bowl, oh wait, and a whisk. Here we have our olive oil, the two parts, it's about a quarter cup of olive oil and then our one part lime juice is about three tablespoons. See how it sits in the bowl like that, a little bit of salt, you can always add more salt later and a bunch of pepper, because when you make a vinaigrette you need something that's going to emulsify and join the oil and the acid together and in this case, it's going to be pepper. Sometimes people use mustard. I know that's a lot of pepper, I'm going to use a little bit of a lemon rind. When you're using a microplane, make sure and kind of give the lime a little half turn because you don't want to get any of that bitter pith. That ain't good. You can put in as little or as much as you'd like. So I'm using mache today. I don't know if you guys have heard of it. Mache can also be called lamb's lettuce. It's a flavor combination between spinach and arugula. It's got a little bit of bite to it and nice texture and it goes really really well with lime. I also added some avocado and some radishes because those are two things that go really really well with lime. So err on the side of caution. Don't go overboard when you dress a salad. You can always add more. Let me give it a little tiny toss and I always like to add a little bit of pepper at the end and a teensy bit more salt. If you don't like salt, you don't have to do this and then my little secret ingredient is an herb and in this case, cilantro, because it goes so well with lime and avocado and everything else. Alright, got to taste it. So the next time you have to make a vinaigrette, use lime.

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