Almost a year ago, I shared a disappointing attempt to make balsamic vinaigrette from scratch. Everything seemed right–it tasted fine–but I just couldn’t get over the look of it. See what I mean?
After gathering your advice in the comments and on Facebook, I started experimenting with different combinations. With or without dijon? Fresh herbs? Shallots? Garlic is automatically included, of course.
Many attempts later, I have a recipe that I’m not ashamed to share. It also has the added bonus of not looking like brown slime (thank goodness).
Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspon pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or canning jar. Shake or whisk until everything is incorporated. Don’t use a mixer or immersion blender–you’ll end up with brown slime!
Serve with the tasty salad fixins of your choice and some homemade croutons.