It will soon be summer with salads of crisp greens and bitter radicchio. What better way to dress your salad than with homemade Catalina Dressing. I’d say it’s a bit of a forgotten dressing, one that’s been in the shadows of more trendy dressings made with avocado and tofu. Kinda like it doesn’t get to hang out with the cool dressings, but there’s no reason for the snub. Catalina Dressing is sweet and zingy, and just what your greens are screaming for.
It’s not new and maybe even a bit old fashion, but I thinks it’s more that everyone has forgotten how good it really is and all the other great uses it has. Dressing is dressing you might think, but how about mixing it with mayonnaise for a great burger and sandwich spread.
Next, you’ll want to add a generous splash of sriracha to that spread and serve as a dip for sweet potato fries or potato wedges.
Oh, and did I mention Catalina Dressing makes fantastic chicken wings, yes you read that right, CHICKEN WINGS. Coming soon to the blog, I promise! So never, never underestimate this humble salad dressing, it’s anything but boring.
Recipe for Catalina Dressing adapted slightly from: Epicurious