I love eating fruits and veggies and I love eating salads. However, I am really not very fond of the store-bought salad dressings. There is something creepy about the unnatural colors and their superlong shelf-life.
When I grew up, my mom just used to make a very simple salad dressing from lemon juice, olive oil, some black pepper, and a bit of sugar. Give it a try, it is super simple to make and makes for a very delicious and refreshing salad.
Ingredients (Makes 1-2 servings)
½ Romaine lettuce, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces
½ English cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or one frozen lemon juice cube, thawed, see recipe: https://ourfunstuff.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/lemon-juice-cubes/ )
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-1½ teaspoons organic raw sugar
less than 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Combine Romaine lettuce and cucumber slices in bowl.
2. I like to use a pyrex measuring cup, combine lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and sugar. Mix well and pour over lettuce and cucumbers. Toss to coat and serve immediately.