Monday, May 30, 2011

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

In the home where I grew up, where a Mediterranean diet was an everyday fact of life, this was the "house dressing".

The olive oil and vinegar give it flavor, but the dressing is simple enough to let the flavors of the lettuce or other salad ingredients shine through.


6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Shaking method: Combine all ingredients in a jar or cruet with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well blended.
Whisking method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until well blended.

Use immediately or refrigerate. If using later, shake or whisk again just before using.

-- Approximately 1/2 cup of dressing

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