Thursday, June 11, 2009

Marmalade Dressing

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I recently attended a birthday party of an old high school pal. Perhaps I shouldn't say old, because that dates myself. But he's been a friend for many many years. The party included a beautiful supper with the most wonderful homemade food I can remember having. I had this salad dressing (below) over the most beautifully tossed salad I have ever laid my eyes on (lettuce, colorful sweet peppers, shaved carrots and orange slices) . What was a teat for my eyes, was also one for my tastebuds! This dressing was so fresh tasting and so different. I had to have the recipe.
Imagine my surprise when I was told it was basically marmalade! I would have never thought it to have marmalade, though I couldn't tell what it was made of. All I could describe it as was fresh and sooo light. I inquired about the recipe from my dinner host and she shared this with me.

Marmalade Dressing
rice vinegar
olive oil
salt & pepper
orange marmalade

Combine ingredients. Toss into salad to dress
Another recipe for marmalade dressing, with just a few more interesting ingredients to spice it up a bit...

Marmalade Dressing

1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons seeded, very finely minced jalapeno pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
mixed salad greens

In a small bowl, whisk together the marmalade, vinegar, minced pepper, and cilantro. Toss with mixed greens.
Makes about 1 cup


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

This sounds delicious & I never would have thought of it! Thanks for the great idea! ☺ Diane

Chandy said...

Oooh, we like sweet dressings over here! I'll try to put the marmalade on my shopping list! Thanks, Leigh!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Boy, This sounds really good. I bet this would make a great marinade or sauce for chicken or pork, too. It's making my tastebuds tingle. ~ Robyn

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

This sounds interesting and a "must try" recipe. I think I'll go for the oil-free one, I love spicy!

bj said...

Sounds heavenly...I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing..

squawmama said...

Thanks Leigh.... I will definitely be putting this into my Bloggin Friends recipe file. Sounds so yummy!!!


Carrie said...

Sound yummy. I have never had marmalade that I know of....

Joyce said...

sweet and spicy sounds like a good combo for a dressing.

Mary said...

Simply lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us. Blessings...Mary

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I am going too have to try this too! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I'm partial to sweet dressing. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

printersdevil said...

I will be trying this one out. It sounds great.

Laura said...

This sounds amazing and like something I can do!



Gollum said...

How fresh and sublime! This will be a hit at our house.
XX 00

Martha said...

I've made something similar and it so good.