Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dijon-Balsamic Vinaigrette

I was looking for an easy balsamic vinaigrette with a slight twist. Perusing through countless recipes on the web, I found this recipe was rated very highly on the Food Network. While the base recipe was good, I felt it was a little heavy for our tastes, so I "doctored" it up to our liking. The original recipe is located here, but I've posted my changes below. I love the soy sauce! The end result yielded a simple and refreshing vinaigrette that tasted better than store-bought vinaigrette! The recipe recommends pairing this with mixed greens- the darker, the better.

2 garlic cloves, minced
4 tsp dijon mustard
4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Soy sauce, 3 small splashes (I use only Kikkoman or Yamasa brands)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
6 Tbsp olive oil
3 cups mixed greens- the darker the better

1. Add the garlic and the mustard in a bowl and whisk in the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce (a French secret!) vigorously for about 10 seconds to get a creamy consistency.
2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Drizzle in the olive oil as slowly as possible with 1 hand while whisking as quickly as possible with the other hand to emulsify.
4. Lay the salad greens on top of the dressing and toss just before serving.

Source: Melissa D’Arabian


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