Recipes Balsamic Vinaigrette

A lot of people are intimidated by the idea of making their own salad dressing. This recipe illustrates well why so many restaurants use balsamic vinaigrette as their house dressing. It’s simple to make with almost no prep time whatsoever and it stores well if you have leftovers. Don’t forget it’s also delicious and really easy to do!

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sugar (I use turbinado or honey when I have them)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Add all ingredients into a jar or bottle with a secure-fitting lid and shake! EASY!

NOTE: This recipe yields about 1/2 cup, enough for 4 servings. It is easy to double or triple the amounts for larger yields, and once your family and friends try it they’ll be wanting more!

The olive oil is key in this recipe; it has a distinct flavor that will be missed if you make this dressing with another oil. If you’re feeling adventurous, try playing with the spices or adding some freshly chopped herbs. It’s your kitchen, your rules!