HomeMade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing2
OK, so my homemade salad dressing crusade continues. This time with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I have to admit, that I am not normally a fan of balsamic salad dressing. The flavour is usually just too strong for me. So I don’t tend to indulge in balsamic dressing very much.
So I asked my friend Mel to come over and help me taste test some balsamic salad dressing recipes, as I didn’t trust my instincts, having not really indulged in a lot of balsamic dressings. Everyone else I know seems to be quite taken with the idea!
So I thought I owed it to myself to give it another go. My mild version of this classic favourite can always be ramped up a notch, for those of you who are long time devotees. I think the lime juice is the kicker in this recipe. Lime juice is always a good idea. Thanks Melly – you have saved me again!
HomeMade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar to taste at the end
- 1 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice or more to taste
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar or more to taste
- pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt or more to taste
- freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients (except the vinegar) in your blender (I use my Vitamix), and pulse until well combined.
- Now add in the vinegar gradually to taste.
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.