Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vinaigrette and Salad dressing recipes

Italian Vinaigrette

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
½ tsp minced garlic
½ tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for about 10 seconds or until fully combined.
  Transfer to a glass bowl and let stand for 30 min. to let the flavors meld. Give the dressing a good whisk before serving.

Makes 1 cup of dressing

Lemon  and Olive Oil Dressing

1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tblsp. Orange juice
2 tblsp. Lemon juice
4 tblsp. Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Mix together Dijon, juices, salt and pepper with a whisk.

Slowly add in Olive oil, continually whisking. Drizzle over salad and serve.
You can store in the refrigerator up to a week. Just whisk before serving.


Basic Red Wine Vinaigrette

½ cup- Red Wine vinegar                                                                       1-tsp.salt                                                                                                                      
1 ½ cups -  Olive Oil
¼  tsp.- pepper

In a bowl, combine vinegar, salt, pepper, and oil. Mix thoroughly.

Makes 2 cups.

Great on Salad or deli style sandwiches.