Thursday, April 8, 2010

Balsamic Vinaigrette

I have been on a real salad kick lately. That salad kick has born a new kick of homemade salad dressings. I love knowing what I am eating because really... who's heard of half of the ingredients on the back of the bottle.

There is also the flavor component. Homemade just tastes better and fresher, as it should. I thought I would share my favorite dressing...Balsamic Vinaigrette. Balsamic vinegar is something I just can't get enough of, it has such a great flavor.

This is just a good basic recipe to have in your recipe box! You do have a recipe box, don't you?

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Anyone else make homemade dressing? If so, please share your recipe with me...

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April said...

I've never made my own dressing, but I will now! Going to try this one this weekend. Thanks!

Jessica said...

I have become a homemade dressing snob. I can't eat the bottled stuff now. The balsamic vinaigrette I make looks something like this...
tablespoon of djion
tablespoon of honey
eyeball the balsamic to my taste
pinch of salt and pepper
It's of course a little sweet, but it's so yummy on those strawberry salads...

Katie said...

Jessica, I am going to try your recipe...the honey and dijon would be great in it! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffanee said...

I made this tonight! It was so delicious! My kids even loved it!! We almost finished off the whole thing. Luckily there is a little left for me tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!!

Katie said...

I am so glad you liked it Tiffanee! It is so easy to make your own dressings...and they taste better!

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