Some months back I heard a guest on a food segment on NPR say that when she’s in the store and sees someone buying salad dressing she wants to ask them why they would do that, and she wants to tell them that it’s really easy to make your own dressings. It is.

Food Network logoI had two vinaigrette recipes in my database. One is by Geoffrey Zakarian from The Kitchen on Food Network. It includes olive oil, red wine vinegar, tarragon, and Dijon mustard. You can find it here. The other is from Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. It is just olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and black pepper. It’s here. She also has a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Just recently I saw Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa fame make a simple lemon vinaigrette. I added it to my database and tried it. It is marvelous. (I added some garlic powder, which the recipe did not call for.)

A simple Google search or a search on any cooking web site will return more vinaigrette recipes than you’ll ever know what to do with. And the thing is that you can mix and match and improvise as much as you want.

I plan to do a lot more of that.

2 Comments on “vinaigrette”

  1. Tahoe Mom says:

    Chopped fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crumbled bleu cheese. Mix thoroughly and drizzle over fresh tomatoes and avocado. Yum. (Tahoe Mom’s Kitchen) ~ 🙂

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