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Some Ways To Make A Salad Vinaigrette Dressing

Mar 27, 2008
If you are someone who regularly eats salads but finds them on their own a little bland but does not want to pay the prices of a ready made salad dressing at your local grocery store. You could instead have a go at making your own salad vinaigrette instead. Below we provide you with the ways in which you can make your own vinaigrette along with a basic recipe you may want to try.

In order for you to make a very basic vinaigrette dressing for a salad you can use a whisk, jar, blender or food processor to mix all of the ingredients together. Often the most simple of dressings for a salad will consist of 1 part vinegar, 2 parts oil and some herbs and spices.

If you want to make a very quick vinaigrette to go with a salad then the best way to do this is by using a blender or food processor. Once you have the ingredients together, first pour the vinegar (1 part) into the machine and then to this add spices and herbs to taste and blend together well. Next whilst the machine is still running you begin to slowly pour in the oil (2 parts) until it has all gone and the mixture has been combined together.

For those who have some time to spare then you may find making a great tasting vinaigrette for your salad is by using a whisk. Again you first need to mix the vinegar and the spices or herbs together and whisk until combined. Then very slowly you need to start adding the oil it is best if you drizzle in a couple of tablespoons of the oil at a time until everything has been combined well together. You may discover that using an electric whisk when making a vinaigrette is much easier than doing it by hand.

However probably the easiest way you can make a very basic vinaigrette to dress your salad with is through using a jar (clean one of course). Into the jar (which should have a screw on lid) put the vinegar with the herbs or spices. Then screw on the lid and then shake the jar vigorously until everything has been mixed together. Now next you need to start adding the oil. Do this a couple of tablespoons at the time and each time you do this replace the lid and then shake the jar vigorously and do this until all the oil has been added and the ingredients have been combined together.

In order to make the most basic of vinaigrette dressings for a salad you will need the following ingredients:-

1. 200ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2. 100ml of Balsamic Vinegar 3. 3 Gloves of Garlic which have been pressed 4. 1 tspn Oregano (if you can use fresh rather than dried) 5. 1/4 tspn Rosemary (again fresh is better as it needs to be crushed before being added to the vinegar. But if you can not get any of it fresh than dried rosemary will be adequate).

Now you have the above ingredients together you just need to combine them and this can easily be done using one of the methods that we have mentioned previously in this article. You will find that it will only take around 5 minutes to produce a great tasting salad vinaigrette dressing that will provide your meal with a little bit more. Also as long as any you have left over is kept in a jar in the refrigerator it can be used again for a further two weeks.
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