The Perfect Homemade Vinaigrette

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The Perfect Homemade Vinaigrette Recipe

Makes 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup extra balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Note:  This recipe works great with any kind of vinegar you love, especially red wine vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar is full of health benefits and is also great in this recipe.  I love high quality, balsamic vinegars....My favorites this summer have been aged Peach or Fig Balsamic.  For the best taste, look for small bottles of well-aged balsamic.  The huge bottles tend to be too acidic. 

Whisk all ingredients except the olive oil in a small bowl, then stream in the olive oil while you continue to whisk until the dressing has emulsified.

For a single serving, use one tablespoon each vinegar and oil, a small dab of mustard (about 1/8 teaspoon and just small pinch of salt and pepper.