Here’s a simple balsamic vinegar dressing recipe that you can make in 10 seconds. And here’s a video to show you how to make salad dressing. This salad dressing recipe follows most others, except for a secret flavor boosting ingredient! Watch the salad dressing video to see what the ingredient is.
Store bought salad dressings are usually too sweet, and are full of calories and cheap vegetable oil. We call it ‘glop’, because that’s what it looks like. Using simple ingredients, Eric’s oil and vinegar dressing blows away this store bought stuff.
This salad dressing is a vinaigrette, an emulsion of oil and vinegar bound together with mustard. You can use deli, brown, or dijon mustard. You can also use ground mustard, but use less than you would of the wet mustard.
I’m thinking we should do a series of videos about salad dressings. This balsamic vinaigrette is our mainstay, but I’d like to experiment with miso based dressings, and make one of those carrot ginger dressings, like the one at DoJo in New York City. I’ve bought jarred carrot ginger dressing, but it doesn’t taste the same as the stuff we get in the restaurant.
Eric’s Version of the Balsamic Vinegar Dressing Recipe
• 1 tablespoon Brown or Dijon Mustard
• 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
• pinch salt & pepper
1. put the mustard in a large salad bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, salt and pepper.
2. whisk the ingredients together with a fork or whisk.
3. add salad greens to bowl and toss, then add additional salad items and toss again.
4. serve in individual bowls.