Thursday, 5 August 2010

Vinaigrette Dressing

This is my usual vinaigrette dressing.  The recipe gives the right blend of tartness and sweetness.  Best for raw vegetables like lettuce, carrots, and cucumbers.

My magic ratio for vinaigrette using apple cider vinegar is 1:1, that enables me to remember it whenever and wherever.  Sometimes I use 1:3, that is 1 tbsp vinegar is to 3 tbsp olive oil, if I wanted to reduce the sourness and if sugar or honey is not available or is opted out of the recipe

Raw vegetable salads with this dressings are healthy as compared to mayo or ceasar salad dressings

Here are the recipes:

Basic Recipe 1:

Apple Cider Vinegar  –  5 tbsp

Extra Virgin Olive oil  –  5 tbsp      

Honey or Sugar   – as desired

Salt and pepper – to taste

Chopped garlic as well as herbs can be included for additional flavour.

Recipe 2:

Apple Cider Vinegar / Balsamic Vinegar  –  5 tbsp

Extra Virgin Olive oil  –  15 tbsp      

Salt and pepper – to taste

Herbs – of your preference

Mix all the ingredients well by shaking them in a jar.  Pour the desired amount on the vegetable salad



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