Salads are made to be paired with a great dressing. Did you know that it is easy and healthier to make your own at home? All you need is extra virgin olive oil, vinegar (balsamic, red wine or rice are great), salt and pepper. Other ingredients that are great to add, and will change depending on your salad ingredients, are finely chopped onion, scallions, shallots, crushed garlic, fresh lemon juice, fresh herbs such as basil, oregano and thyme. Dried herbs also work well. At the end, you can add a little mustard, honey or chopped orange (or tangerine) for a little sweetness.
As a rule of thumb, the ratio is 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 3 or 4 tablespoons of oil, but you can use less oil. When you add the oil to the vinegar and spices, add it slowly and whisk to emulsify them.
If you are in a hurry, just drizzle the oil and vinegar to your salad, as I did in the photo above. ¡Salud!