One of my favorite childhood memories from when I was a little girl is getting to watch David Copperfield specials on TV when I was at my grandparents’ house. I had seen magicians at birthday parties and my uncle could pull a nickle out of my ear, but David Copperfield was in a class all by himself. That guy could cut ladies in half and even made the Eiffel Tower disappear once!
To this day I have not been able to figure out how David Copperfield worked his magic, but I can perform a little magic of my own! I can make salad disappear off my children’s plates. Seriously. I hear people complain that they can’t get their children to eat salad, but we don’t have that problem at our house! Pour a little of this dressing on your children’s salad and Abracadabra! The salad disappears! In fact, the way my boys can eat plates (plural!) full of salad has become a standing joke among my neighbors. (The Little Farmhands like this dressing so much that they pour it on their rice, potatoes and all sorts of other things. It’s especially yummy as a sauce inside sushi. And I’ve got to admit… it’s my favorite dressing too!)
Ready to be let in on the secret? Here you go:
- 2 cups oil
- ⅔ cup lemon juice
- ⅔ cup honey
- 1½ cups canned tomatoes
- ⅓ fresh onion (approximately)
- 3-4 fresh garlic cloves
- 3 tsp salt
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend well until very smooth.
- Pour over a garden salad and enjoy!
Brown sugar or other sweeteners can be used in place of honey.
Yields 6 cups of dressing. (You're going to need that much!)
***Important Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible if this salad dressing causes your family to fight over who will get the last of the salad. Serve with caution.
Note: This recipe was inspired by a similar recipe in the book Country Life Vegetarian Cookbook: Delicious Recipes from the Kitchens of the Country Life Vegetarian Restaurants (affiliate link) which is now out of print. If you can get a copy, you should. It’s a really great little cookbook!