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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Balsamic Vinaigrette

I have never been a fan of bottled salad dressings.  They're expensive and full of preservatives.  A lot of my cookbooks had recipes for salad dressings so I thought I'd give it a try and have made my own ever since.  That made it a lot easier once we moved to China because we still get to have our favorites!  This is just a basic balsamic vinaigrette and it seriously takes less than 5 minutes to make.  It's so easy I feel a little ridiculous taking pictures for you, but here they are nonetheless.  Don't laugh.

Gather your ingredients.  The full recipe is below.

Grab an old clean jar or even a plastic container with a lid.  Pour in your olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Mince a clove of garlic as small as possible.  Add the sugar and minced garlic to the jar with your olive oil and vinegar.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and shake it up!

See?  Easy.  You're done.  It should last a good 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined. 

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