Tangy Orange and Lime Salad Dressing

I have to admit that I don’t eat many fresh fruits and vegetables.  I like fruit and some vegetables, but sometimes it’s easier to grab a candy bar or a tin of sardines.  I’m lazy.  Preparing salad diverts my efforts from other worthwhile endeavors.  Like eating potato chips.

I was surfing recipes while I was at the bank drive thru when I found the perfect salad dressing recipe.  As soon as I completed my transaction I had to go to Kroger for some oranges.  This recipe captured my imagination that I had to get home to make it immediately.  Or something like it.

I have great difficulty following recipes.  I almost never follow a recipe.  I see them as guidelines.  When I saw the recipe for Citrus Shallot Salad Dressing, I was imagining Tangy Orange and Lime Salad Dressing sweetened with watermelon molasses.

dressing

I am very pleased with the results.  The Tabasco lends the tiniest of bit of heat while you taste a faint hint of watermelon.  It is so faint it is almost an afterthought.  If you don’t want to burn up a whole day making watermelon molasses, you can always use a different sweetener.  I think brown sugar would be a nice addition.

Ingredients:

Juice from 2 oranges
Juice from 2 limes
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons watermelon molasses (or you can use honey or another sweetener)
1 large shallot, minced finely
2 dashes Tabasco
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Method:

Combine ingredients in a mason jar and shake until combined.

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