Salad is my life. For lunch most everyday of my adult life I have eaten a salad along with some protein whether it might be grilled chicken or a hard-cooked egg. I just love them! Salads are the perfect way to include all the servings of vegetables and fruit that are needed daily. Don’t get me wrong that’s not the only reason I love them. There’s just so many ways to make salad. You can never get tired of them. The downside to salads for some people is the addition of too much dressing turning a very healthy choice into a heart attack. I made this Balsamic Vinaigrette for my students. They loved it!
They were amazed that salad dressings are so easy to make and taste much better than bottled ones. So in less than 5 minutes you too can put this on your next salad. I mixed the dressing in a small jar and shook to mix, but whisking in a bowl will be perfect also. Two tablespoon of dressing is considered a serving so this will be enough for about 10 salads. To serve my class I used about 15 cups of salad greens and the entire jar of dressing. Enjoy!
Balsamic Vinaigrette yield 2/3 cup
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl or shake together in a small jar. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
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