Thursday, February 19, 2009

Our Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove (either minced, or pushed through a press)
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt and pepper to taste
optional: 1/2 tsp brown sugar (some low end balsamic vinegars can be a little bitter)


Combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic in a blender. (I use my immersion blender with the whisk attachment.) Leaving the blender on low, slowly pour in olive oil and process until ingredients are combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to about 1 week.

3 comments:

cynthia said...

i've been making this exact vinaigrette for years--but rarely add the garlic because it has such a 'bite'. but yours always tastes better than mine, so i have concluded it must be the addition of garlic. i'm going back to adding the garlic now, thanks to you.

Tami said...

Discovered your site from Orgjunkie and wanted to come by and say HI! Love your blog, and great pictures! Nice to meet you!

Andy said...

Thanks Cythia! Tami: welcome - I'm glad you found me.