Baies Roses Salad Dressing
Makes about 1¼ cups.
A lively, lightly sweet salad dressing that is as pretty as it is tasty. Think 'poppyseed dressing with attitude.' Try it on tender lettuces, sliced oranges, or a crunchy apple, celery and nut salad.
¾ cup neutral-tasting oil, such as canola or avocado
6 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 lemon, zest and juice
1⁄8 white onion (medium), grated
¼ teaspoon ajwain seeds, lightly crushed*
1 heaping tablespoon baies roses, coarsely ground
Pinch of sea salt
Put all the ingredients, except the baies roses and ajwain, into a blender — whiz until emulsified. (Alternately, emulsify using a immersion blender.) Stir in the ajwain and baies roses. Taste for salt and acidity and adjust if needed.
*Celery seeds may be substituted for ajwain.