Thursday, March 5, 2009

Balsamic Vinaigrette

We never buy salad dressings because they are so expensive, and it is just easier to make it ourselves. This is my favorite salad dressing. My father-in-law is a master dressing-maker. It is super easy, I just wish I didn't break my old dressing mixer bottle.

(tragic story...following a ward dinner, I put Silas into his car seat and we were driving away, I thought a tree branch fell on our car...nope, it was the wooden salad bowl, tongs, and dressing mixer I forgot on top of the van. Needless to say, they were shattered all down the street...oh well).

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/3 C. Balsamic Vinegar
1 C. Olive Oil
1 T. Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. brown sugar

The measurements of the spices are at your descretion, so taste the dressing as you go, and feel free to add other spices as well. Sometimes I throw in a bit of Italian Seasoning (oregano, basil, rosemary, etc). I recommend purchasing the Montreal Steak Seasoning at Costco because it will last forever and it is very versatile.

Put all ingredients in a jar or bottle with a secure lid. Shake, shake, shake, and you're ready to go.

Another thing about salads. Don't ever sell yourself good leaves. Never buy iceberg. I recommend red leaf and romaine with this dressing.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah Wow, you have some awesome recipes!! I've just been browsing your blog because I forgot you had recipe blog, and I am glad I did. This recipe sounds awesome, I always buy dressing and hate that it's laden with all sorts of STUFF. But I recently bought some Balsalmic Vinegar so I'll give this try. And thanks for tip on the lettuce I always buy iceberg mixes in the bag and lately I have been itching to buy some different heads of lettuce!