Basic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing including 8 Variations Tell a Friend

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Ingredients:

Basic Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons - white, cider, or wine vinegar (not balsamic
  • - salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Italian Vinaigrette
  • - Basic Vinaigrette made with red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons - minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinchs - crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Lighter Bacon Dressing
  • - Basic Vinaigrette (made with cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoons - crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 tablespoons - finely minced onion
  • 1 pinchs - celery seed, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoons - prepared mustard, optional
  • 1 teaspoons - to 3 teaspoons brown sugar (Or other sweetener), to taste
  • Mustard Dressing
  • - Italian Vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoons - prepared mustard (Dijon or spicy brown)
  • 1 teaspoons - to 3 teaspoons honey (Or other sweetener), optional, to taste
  • Basic Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing
  • - Basic Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons - to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, sour cream, OR plain yogurt
  • Parmesan-Pepper Dressing
  • - Basic Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1 tablespoons - grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoons - fresh gruond black pepper, to taste
  • Creamy Garlic Dressing
  • - Basic Creamy Vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 cloves - garlic, put through press
  • - fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pinchs - Italian seasoning, optional
  • Lemon Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons - lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons - oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoons - minced garlic
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons - balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons - minced garlic
  • 1 pinchs - Italian seasoning, optional
  • Directions:

    Shake together all of the ingredients for your chosen dressing variation in a tightly-lidded container or whisk them together in a small bowl.

    Allow to stand for 10 minutes to rehydrate the herbs and let flavors blend. Shake again and then dress salad as desired.

    Recommendations:
    For spinach salad - use Lemon Vinaigrette
    For strong greens (escarole, curly endive, dandelion greens) - use Bacon, Mustard or Balsamic Vinaigrettes
    For a vinegar coleslaw - use the sweeter version of the Mustard Dressing, especially if you end up with a head of cabbage that's more bitter than most.

    Brief Description

    Enough homemade vinaigrette variations for all your favorite salads.

    Main Ingredient:

    olive oil

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 10 min

    Notes

    Have some fun and play with other seasonings, flavored oils or vinegars, to customize your salad dressing to suit any meal.

    Source

    Genius Kitchen

    Posted By:

    jkandsf2d

    Posted On:

    October 19, 2018

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