A make-ahead recipe for great salad is like money in the bank when it comes to easy weeknight meals – and this is one of the best I've tried. The short ingredient list leaves you plenty of time to whisk together fresh Creamy Red Wine Vinegar Dressing that is oh so good! The colors make an impressive (and nutritious) presentation, while the ingredients in this salad form a combination of flavors and textures that complement each other perfectly.
Before we collect our ingredients, I want to say that in the past, I've always balked at making dressings from scratch and preferred to use bottled dressings. But after years of tossing outdated bottles of half or three-fourths full dressing and wasting no telling how much money doing so, I've concluded that I'm better off to make the dressing specific for the salad I'm serving, and in the process, I'm freeing up more space in my refrigerator door! What do you do---make your own dressing or buy the bottled versions? Leave a comment below and share your favorite dressing (bottled or homemade).
Ok, lets begin making this yummy and nutritious salad: