Tuscan Salad Dressing

It’s spring and I have more lettuces than I know what to do with.  Such a problem to have right!  This salad can be made with fresh garden greens or the ones from the market.  It taste great either way so enjoy the uplifting freshness of a great salad paired with fresh dressing.

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Have fun and add some bacon and hard-boiled eggs to change things up a bit.


What ever mix of greens you have on hand will do the peppery lemon of this arugula is a great choice as well as the mesclun (which is another spicy blend) mix above.

85cfb-gloriousa_020fJust had to post this out-door dinning option in Tuscany love the mixed seating it gives the arrangement such a comfortable feel. DSC_0762

This Tuscan blend has a great mix of seasoning that are just right for mixing a dressing when you don’t have fresh on hand.  You can never go wrong with a hard-boiled egg on a salad.


I love this white balsamic vinegar I found it gave a very mild yet sweetness to the dressing.

Serves 4 as entrée or 6 as side salads.


  • one  5 oz. clam shell box of zesty lemon arugula salad greens if using regular arugula squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon on the greens and toss.
  • 1/2 a purple onion thinly sliced
  • handful grape tomatoes

place lettuce in a bowl add the onions and tomatoes top with a hard-boiled or soft-boiled egg or hard if that’s your preference.  Top with Tuscan dressing and serve.


  • 1 Tablespoon Tuscan seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 white balsamic vinegar If you can’t find the white the regular dark will work too
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper or to your taste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Place the dressing ingredient in a salad dressing bottle or mason jar shake well blend.

Pour over salad and serve.





2 thoughts on “Tuscan Salad Dressing

  1. Celia,
    So sorry to get back with you so late I have been crazy busy and honestly just check in to see what was going on at my blog. And yes I would love some of your sourdough starter it would be an honor. I love your blog it is such a bright spot every time I see you have a new post. Thank you so much for sharing you are truly and inspiration. I do hope I can make bread that looks half as good as yours thank you again.


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