Monday, September 16, 2013

Balsamic Vinaigrette

I've been meaning to start making my own salad dressing for awhile now and finally this week, I have. I made Balsamic Vinaigrette using this simple recipe from theKitchn.

I poured some on my lunch salad today (which is a much prettier picture than the dressing in an old tomato sauce jar!)...

It's delicious. I don't know why I waited! It's seriously balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper. That's it. You shake it in jar with a lid too. I had this on my mind for awhile now after reading a couple of books in particular (I believe) and I think my German roommate prepared it when we lived in Italy back in 2005 too. I suppose it's easier to pick up Kraft's Tuscan House Italian at the grocery store. My own balsamic vinegar is my new go to. I am happy to have this basic recipe under my belt. Italian cuisine embraces simplicity.

Who knows, maybe I'll make my own pesto with my flourishing basil plant! Or even tomato sauce from scratch!

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