Everyone needs a go-to balsamic vinaigrette.
Obviously I love this dressing. Drizzled over a BLT salad, pasta salad or spinach salad topped with any variety of fruit. I said salad one too many times there, didn’t I? But I do love how simple the ingredients are and that it’s easy to make. It’s easy because I make this in my blender or mini food processor.Every now and again I like to give my whisking arm a break, but alternatively using these appliances really blends these ingredients together, making it a luscious and velvety vinaigrette.
To Make this House Balsamic Vinaigrette You will Need:
- red wine vinegar
- dried basil
- black pepper
- olive oil
I always have these things stocked and readily on hand so I have dressing at my fingertips.
Smash, peel and pop the garlic into your blender or mini food processor.
Then pour in 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar…
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar…
And 1 teaspoon yellow mustard.
Here is where you can get creative. You could use whole grain, honey mustard or hot beer mustard, just as long as it’s mustard.
Throw in a generous pinch of kosher salt, black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon dried basil.
Replace the lid and puree until the garlic is no longer in large chunks.
Once that happens, I removed the center plug thingie to my blender and then while the blender is running, I pour 3/4 cup of olive oil in a thin, steady stream.
Blend until creamy and glorious!
This vinaigrette can be make 1 week in advance. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid in the fridge.
Happy salad eating!
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