Take any salad to new heights with an easy homemade vinaigrette salad dressing. Vinaigrette is easy to make and cheaper than shop-bought. Try recipes for a French Dijon vinaigrette, raspberry vinaigrette and basil vinaigrette, to name a few.
This recipe is delicious when asparagus is in season during the spring.
This is a fresh and colourful vegetable salad with a mustardy vinaigrette.
Terrific salad dressing for all salads - especially great for use on cabbage salads. Everyone who has had the dressing wants the recipe.
Pecans, asparagus and smoked salmon are lovely mixed together with a delicate dressing in this quick and easy salad that works well as a side or as a light main.
This vinaigrette is pretty zingy - the fresh garlic is spicy and the lemon is tart. Make a salad of delicate lettuces with orange and grapefruit segments, or try it on fresh tomato and avocado chunks.
I was once called upon to make a vinaigrette for asparagus. But the cupboard was almost bare, with the only suitable ingredients found being olive oil infused with lemon and "Balsamico Bianco di Modena", a white balsamic vinegar. Well, with the help of a little Dijon mustard the vinaigrette turned out exceptionally tasty and this set me thinking: "is this the basis of the perfect vinaigrette?". Over the intervening period I've varied the ingredients and their relative proportions and I have now settled on a vinaigrette that meets my requirements of fine taste with a little added extra. The two major variations on a standard vinaigrette are firstly, to cut the olive oil half-and-half with sunflower seed oil, giving an overall lighter taste and consistency. Secondly, the usual wine vinegar is replaced with a combination of white wine vinegar + white balsamic vinegar + lemon juice, with the balsamic adding a sweet aura to the overall acidity. There is a nice citrus tang that lingers.
A healthy salad with a delicious orange juice vinaigrette.
Mixed green salad served with a vinaigrette made with fresh herbs - a quick side dish that can be served with any meal. Making your own dressing might seem hard, but it really couldn't be easier!
Try this quick homemade dressing to perk up any salad.
This is a tangy mustard vinaigrette that's easy to make.