Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

Hi! It feels like it has been such a long time since I last posted a recipe. I have had a hard time resting my back and not doing the things I love, such as taking pictures of my food and making new recipes. I decided to give it a try this weekend by making something super quick and simple. I made a lovely salad and wanted a sweet yet tangy vinaigrette to go with it. I threw some ingredients together and I loved how this vinaigrette turned out. It was sweet and tangy and it paired perfectly with the salad I served it with (the salad will post tomorrow).

Unfortunately, working with my lighting equipment and leaning forward to get good angles of the food was causing me a lot of pain – so much so that I had to have my husband finish shooting some of the photos. I am so sick of being in pain and I am frustrated that the healing process is moving so slowly.  I don’t know when I will be back to full-time posting but I hope it’s soon. Thank you for being patient! A huge thank you to my family who have really been amazing and so very helpful during this trying time!!

Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.

Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is very sweet so I used just a touch of honey and sugar. If your balsamic isn’t as sweet, you may want to add a touch more sweetness to your vinaigrette.


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Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 35 min. (30 minutes for the flavors to mingle)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of canola oil
1 1/2 - 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.

Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is very sweet so I used just a touch of honey and sugar. If your balsamic isn't as sweet, you may want to add a touch more sweetness to your vinaigrette.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net