Thursday, March 22, 2012
The BEST Balsamic Vinaigrette
There are very few recipes here that I use the word perfect to describe. This dressing is truly worthy of the word perfect. I've tried numerous balsamic vinaigrette recipes over the past year and while they have been decent, they were not quite what I was searching for. I am thrilled to be sharing this recipe with you today. I served it last week to visiting family and those who tried it immediately requested the recipe.
This dressing is so versatile, I've used it on salads, roasted vegetables, and drizzled it over chicken in a wrap. Just a touch of sweetness with the tang of the balsamic, I imagine this is going to be a staple in my home for years to come.
The Best Balsamic Vinaigrette
recipe by Chinese Grandma
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper, finely ground
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, balsamic, mustard, salt, pepper and garlic. Add the oil and whisk thoroughly to combine. Continue whisking until the dressing is fully emulsified.
Store in a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Shake well before serving. Enjoy!
Side note: If you choose to make this in the blender (as I like to do for almost every other recipe) this will be a thicker dressing. Still delicious, simply thicker. I prefer the consistency of this particular dressing when whisked by hand.