I was in the mood for something light for dinner and wanted to make a dressing with buttermilk and mustard. I picked up a roast chicken because I was very pressed for time, but didn’t want to eat a plain roast chicken from the market. I grabbed some beautiful romaine, but I know this would be perfectly awesome with kale, Joel is not big on kale and prefers romaine. Next time I make this I am using chopped kale, preferably baby kale. In any event I used romaine, took the skin off the chicken and shredded it with my hands. Just used romaine, tomatoes, chicken and dressing. Next time out I add avocado for sure, doubt Joel will eat it but I am putting in avocado. This is an awesome lunchtime salad and so easy to pull together for a light dinner meal and mix in whatever other veggies you’d like. Dressing is killer and only 3 Tablespoons of Buttermilk! This is also awesome if you have leftover chicken and don’t know what to do with it. The inspiration for this salad and dressing comes from a blog I follow, 124 Park. Part of being a part of the blog culture I am exposed to some really wonderful blogs , I just wish I had the time to read all of them.
This dressing should be good for at least 4 servings. Feel free to double it. This salad is wonderful any night of the week but particularly perfect when you don’t have time to cook and just want something very delicious and easy to make. Dressing can be made ahead of time and prep is not that big a deal!
1 clove garlic
1 egg yolk ( let egg sit out at room temperature) just not really cold
3 tablespoons of buttermilk ( lowfat is fine)
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of the pepper mill (you can always add more salt if you would like)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
*feel free to double
Combine all ingredients except for olive oil in the blender including salt and pepper . Keeping blender on , add olive oil from the top in a slow stream until well incorporated.
Put salad greens, avocado , chicken and any other vegetables you’d like in a large bowl. Add dressing and mix salad adding dressing as needed.