Next Friday is the one-year anniversary of my very first blog post (note the cringe-worthy photos). Even though I didn’t know much about blogging back then, I totally stand by that first recipe–the lemon curd is so delicious. It’s amazing that this site, which is such a big part of my life now, didn’t even exist just one year ago.
To celebrate, I made us a salad. If you don’t think a salad is the proper way to celebrate a blogiversary, you’re right–I don’t think of salads as celebratory, either. I totally have plans for an over-the-top grain-free cake for next week, but thought I would balance things out by making this nutritious salad first.
My favorite part of this salad (other than the gorgeous hue of the Cara Cara oranges) is the creamy dreamy dressing. I’m pretty boring with dressings, and usually just make a simple balsamic vinaigrette, perhaps with a touch of honey or Dijon mustard if I’m feeling fancy. However, I do have a soft spot for rich, creamy dressings. I wondered if I could make a great creamy dressing without any dairy, so that people with allergies (or people doing a Whole30 or strict paleo) could eat it.