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Do y’all eat a lot of salad? I know that’s a crazy questions to start a conversation, but do you? Honey Bee and I do – pretty much every night with supper we have a garden salad. Fresh produce is becoming more plentiful as our weather warms, which means greens will be more readily available!
I like to try making a variety of salad dressings and vinaigrettes. I’m not a big fan of store bought dressings. I find them to be too sweet, too salty and too sour. Fresh vinaigrettes are simple to make, less expensive than store-bought and you can change them up to your liking – a little more of this, a little less of that.
I always start with olive oil and Modena balsamic vinegar. Here’s a tip…this vinegar can be very pricey. I purchase mine at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx! Both stores have a great gourmet section and i buy it whenever they have it.
The basic recipe is delicious too!
Crushed peppercorns are delicious in the vinaigrette…
…we prefer Italian Sea Salt. It’s lighter tasting than table salt.
…adding the olive oil to the jar.
Ready to shake it up!
This is so good – you will want to eat a salad every night!
I hope you feel inspired to make a different variety of vinaigrettes – remember they test better than the store-bought stuff and you are in control of the flavor. Let us know your winning combination!