The Perfect Homemade Dressing Recipe
Makes 1 cup
1/2 cup 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.
Directions: (3 techniques!)
1. Shaking: Place all ingredients in a mason jar. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds until emulsified.
2. Whisking: To use this method, whisk everything except the olive oil in a small bowl, then stream in the olive oil while you continue to whisk until the dressing is emulsified.
3. To make a single serving: Use one tablespoon each of vinegar and oil, a small dab of mustard and a dash of salt and pepper.
Do you make your own salad dressing? What is your favorite recipe?
Happy Salad Making!