Monday, June 1, 2015

Basic Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinaigrette

I'm trying to eat more salads and adding some leftover grilled meat or canned beans really helps make them a substantial meal. Fresh dressings are also on the menu to cut down on the salt and unpronounceable items in purchased ones. This Basic Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinaigrette really surprised me because it seemed too easy to be good, but it's great! I think you can actually taste each ingredient in it and I love the Dijon mustard:@)
Anita used raspberry vinegar which sounds amazing. I'll be trying that as soon as I buy (or make) a bottle.
I've added the marinade label because I butterflied a chicken breast, marinated it for 10 minutes
and grilled it on the George Foreman for 4-5 minutes. Very nice!

Basic Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinaigrette-adapted from Sugar Spice and Spilled Milk
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1/8 C extra virgin olive oil
1/8 C vegetable oil
1 Tblsp sugar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp black pepper
Add everything to a jar, add lid and shake until sugar dissolves. Store in the fridge.

Eat well and have a happy day:@)

13 comments:

  1. A jar is my favorite way to make salad dressing Lynn. I bet the raspberry vinegar does make for a tasty dressing :)

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  2. I eat a salad everyday for lunch, Lynn, and usually have a homemade balsamic dressing. I'll have to try your version as it sounds so tasty.
    Enjoy your week!

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  3. This sounds like another one to add to my list to try. I'm looking forward to lots more salads this summer. I'm ready for farmer's market season!

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  4. nice to know all the ingredients. :)

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  5. I am trying to switch to salads for summer. I was shocked when I started calorie counting and ingredient reading on tasteless salad dressing. This sounds delicious and easy, which is important, too. I am pinning it!!! Thank you!

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  6. I am trying to switch to salads for summer. I was shocked when I started calorie counting and ingredient reading on tasteless salad dressing. This sounds delicious and easy, which is important, too. I am pinning it!!! Thank you!

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  7. I never buy bottled dressing always have made my own. My recipe uses 3 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar, some honey, and 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard. Salt and pepper to taste. I have an assortment of balsamic vinegars and raspberry vinegar too. Love them all!! This dressing is good as a marinade also, I recently used it for sirloin tips.....amazing!!!

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  8. I love making my own salad dressings! Once you have all you need on hand, whipping them up is so easy. Love the oregano and mustard in this one!

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  9. Oh, Lynn, your dressing sounds fantastic! Salads are healthy and substantial and tasty, when created properly. Mmmm!

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  10. Looks delicious!! Love homemade salad dressings.

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  11. Your salad dressing sounds perfect to me! I don't normally add oregano, but I have plenty of salad stuff in the fridge and want to try your recipe :)

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  12. I love home made salad dressings and my favorite one is similar to this one, but I often get lazy and grab a jar...thanks for the reminder, I would much rather have the calories be in the salad and not on it :)
    Jenna

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