Thursday, November 8, 2007

Balsamic Vinaigrette

A basic vinaigrette typically consists of lemon juice or vinegar and oil and various seasonings to taste. The oil to vinegar ratio is usually in the area of 1-1 to 2-1. The seasonings can be as simple as salt and/or pepper to whatever you feel like throwing in with it. A sprinkle of this, a dash of that...

This is my preferred Balsamic Vinaigrette, I add a little honey to curb the vinegar for my hubby. If I'm the only one eating it, I leave the honey out altogether. I make it with a 1-1 ratio for Cucumber Salad, and 2-1 for anything else. I like the heavier vinegar flavor for my cucs.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup olive oil
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp crushed garlic
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp Honey, to taste

DIRECTIONS
Whisk together first 6 ingredients
Taste at this time, you may not want to add honey.
Whisk in honey to taste, I add a tsp at a time until it takes enough of the edge off.

3 comments:

Monique said...

YUM !

This is my favorite dressing, I can't wait to make it myself.

Oh, and I will for sure be doing the cucumber salad - soon...

Barbara said...

I love the cucumber salad... I eat tons of it in the summer... I know you can get cucumbers year round, and I do make it year round... but something about a cucumber salad for lunch in the summer is just sooo yummy

Monique said...

Darn, I meant to make this for the cook-out and totally forgot. I will this weekend.

Your recipe for peppermint marshmallows has not left my mind. Is it pretty basic ? If so, I'll look it up.