Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to make an oil and vinegar salad dressing

Oil and vinegar dressing is known as a vinaigrette. The trick to making the perfect vinaigrette is to know just how much of each ingredient to mix together for a balanced combination. The general rule of thumb is to mix three parts oil to one part vinegar, but the measurements of all ingredients can be altered to suit taste and preference.

The basics of oil and vinegar dressing

Ingredients It's best to buy extra virgin olive oil to use in your vinaigrette. It has many health benefits and the ability to compliment the flavour of any meal. Almost, any type of vinegar can be mixed with your oil, but balsamic vinegars are a popular choice as the acidity level makes for a delicious salad dressing. You can also use cider, herb, fruit or wine varieties. Additions
Herbs, spices, citrus juices, sea salt, black pepper, honey and even hot sauce is commonly added to vinaigrette to enhance the flavour. Experimenting with all of the options available is half the fun.

A simple vinaigrette recipe

Recipe Make a simple vinaigrette dressing while you are preparing dinner. Don't wait until the last minute, because the salad dressing will need to sit for at least an hour in order to blend the flavour well. Whisk together 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar of your choice until thoroughly mixed. You can add sea salt, freshly ground, cracked black pepper, your choice of fresh herbs, spices, or any other ingredients you'd like at this time. The amount of each depends entirely on your own taste. You may have to play with your measurements a few times before you get the best mix. Now, it is time to let the mixture sit until dinner is ready. Shake well and pour over the salad when dinner is ready. Toss the salad well and serve. Oil and vinegar salad dressing can be served on many types of salads any time of year. Serve your vinaigrette on garden salads, simple greens, cucumber salad, or any type of pasta salad you desire. Tips Using the best quality oil and vinegar available is vital to make a great dressing. Choose fresh herbs and spices if you will be adding them for maximum flavour and be sure that all ingredients are at room temperature when you use them.

Same category articles Recipes

The homemade protein bar recipes

The homemade protein bar recipes

Protein bars can be useful snacks to consume throughout the day because they help with muscle growth and repair. Moreover, they are tasty and very simple to make. This article shows some homemade protein bar recipes.
How to make salad greens more interesting

How to make salad greens more interesting

Green salad alone, while healthy, can be very dull. Adding extra ingredients to green salads can transform them from bland to brilliant. Even simply adding salad dressing to fresh lettuce and leafy greens can make your dish instantly more attractive. There is a great diversity to the changes and additions you can make to salads to make them simply irresistible and still retain the health benefits of consuming salads, which are rich in vitamins C and E, folic acid and beta carotene.
Making delicious chocolate chip cookie bars

Making delicious chocolate chip cookie bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars are delicious. They can be a fun and easy way to create a new version of the traditional chocolate chip cookie. This article explains how to make chocolate chip cookie bars.
Kidney bean recipes

Kidney bean recipes

Kidney beans are brownish red beans which are shaped like kidneys. They are available to buy in a tin or as dry beans. This article contains kidney bean recipes, which for simplicity all require tinned beans.