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Okay, so I’m trying to incorporate more leafy greens and veggies for the family and when the 5:00 frazzles hit our household last night I decided to whip up a basic and extremely versatile vinaigrette to toss with some salad greens that are about to get slimy if they continue to sit in the fridge for even one more day.
I used Galena Garlic Company aged balsamic vinegar in this recipe. Since there are very few ingredients it is important to use the best quality for the balsamic and olive oil. Doing this, makes the flavors pop and turns any basic, boring salad into a masterpiece. One lucky winner will receive a bottle of this dark, tangy, sweet balsamic vinegar when you add a comment indicating your favorite blog post from Home Is Where The Haggis Is. This balsamic is aged 18 years and the owner brings loads of it over from Modena Italy. In the store, you can sample the vinegars and olive oils straight from a small, plastic cup and man are they are smooth!
Here’s the recipe.
adapted slightly from Emeril
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 Tb chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- Salad greens
Combine all ingredients minus the salad greens in a medium-sized bowl using a whisk. (Or cheat and use an old vinaigrette container to shake it all up) Toss salad dressing with greens just before serving.
Here’s my attempt to please the younger taste buds around here. I have to be honest (I swear this blog is like my confessional) they didn’t go for it. They just ate the fruit around it and picked at the shavings of Parmesan. Oh well, more for me!