Balsamic Vinaigrette
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This is a great light salad dressing that works well as a marinade too.

Makes 2/3 c

 
3 T water
½ tsp minced garlic (1 clove)
1 T minced onion
1 tsp brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 T balsamic vinegar

Place all of the above ingredients in a food processor or blender. 

1/3 c olive oil

With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil, to create and emulsified dressing. 

2 T minced fresh chives or choice of other fresh herb (opt.)*

Stir in fresh herbs.

 

*to substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs; use 1/3 the amount of dried to fresh in a recipe

Hint:  you can mix everything together with a whisk or spoon, but by emulsifying the dressing, the vinegar and oil won’t separate as easily and the dressing is smoother.

 

 

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