Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil

How to Make a Vinaigrette

Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil

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This recipe is to show you how to make a basic vinaigrette while giving ideas and inspiration for new original vinaigrettes.  A vinaigrette is any time oil is whisked or blended into vinegar to which point the oil is emulsified creating a blend of oil and vinegar that will coat a salad evenly instead of separately.   You can have a vinaigrette comprised of any in a wide variety of vinegars: IE: red wine, apple cider, rice wine, balsamic, etc.  The key is creating the perfect combination for the foods you have present in your salad, or whatever is being dressed.  You can add additional ingredients like lemon, basil, dill, cilantro, and so on until you have the perfect dressing for your dish.  I always like to do a dressing with an olive or grape-seed oil due to their nutritional content and flavors.  Today I’ll show you how to put together a simple Apple Cider & Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE CIDER & SPICY MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

 

RECIPE

  1. Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, spicy brown mustard, and apple cider vinegar
  2. In a slow stead stream add the extra virgin olive oil
  3. Stir until the mixture has thickened and the oil & vinegar have mixed

 

You can do this with any variation of oils, vinegars, and other additions, the key to a good vinaigrette is making sure you slowly add the vinegar to the oil while you’re whisking or blending that will ensure that the olive oil breaks up and mixes with the vinegar well.  With this knowledge you can make some crazy vinaigrettes and some amazing salads, you also don’t have to worry about additional processing of your dressing like the store bought ones, it really is just oil and vinegar.  So I hope this has inspired you to make your own salad dressings and if it has please chime in and let me know what you’re making!

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