So to kick-off National Salad Month, I thought I’d throw a little giveaway. That’s right, ME, and GIVEAWAY in the same sentence. Who knew?
OXO was kind enough to send me one of their nifty Salad Shakers to try out and review, and an extra one to give away!
I also picked up the book Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings by Joyce Goldstein, just to sweeten the package.
Let’s talk about the cookbook first.
I loooove this book; it has creative salads and oodles of dressings in every combo you can imagine.
It has salads with meats, beans, pastas, and regular ol’ veggies. The dressing section is split up into different parts too: Vinaigrettes, Citrus Dressings or Citronettes, and Creamy Dressings That Double as Dips.
I chose the “Belgian Endive, Radicchio, and Orange Salad w/Mint Vinaigrette” salad to test out my salad shaker. Here we go!
(This recipe makes enough for 6 salads!)
The best part about this salad shaker is… well, everything. First of all, it’s BPA free, and even better: it’s dishwasher safe! You have no idea how much I loathe washing dishes.
To test the durability, I really shook this thing up, and I didn’t spill A DROP. Neat! All of the ingredients were well emulsified and distributed throughout; there were no chunks of honey left floating around. And the measurements on the side are handy for following recipes. And again, dishwasher safe.
I never thought of owning a salad shaker before. Usually I just stir something up in a bowl; but this OXO salad shaker is really handy. Now that I have a few days worth of dressing in my refrigerator, I’m way more likely to have salads because half of the work is already done. I just give it a couple of shakes before using, and boom: salad time.
Armed with the OXO salad shaker and Goldstein’s book, I’ll never eat or serve another boring salad ever again. And neither will you, if you win!
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
1 – What’s your favorite salad dressing? Leave me a comment below and tell me all about it! (Make sure to leave your email address so… yknow, there’s a way to contact you, if you win!)
For extra entries, leave a separate comment for each of the following:
Contest ends Saturday, May 5th, at 10pm PST. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
Fine print: OXO sent me two salad shakers for free: one I could use and review, and one I could give away; my opinions are my own. As for the cookbook, I paid for that myself to give away as an extra treat; again, my opinions on the cookbook are my own as well. The winner will be contacted via email on Sunday, May 6th at 10am PST. If said winner does not respond/confirm within 48 hours of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen.