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Balsamic Salad Dressing

This is our go-to dressing in our kitchen.  Consistently good and goes great with almost any salad you can toss at it…haha!  Toss at it….oh sorry….This is a great ‘basic’ that can be adapted to make other dressings, for example, sub in red wine vinegar and a tbsp of dried oregano for a perfect Greek salad dressing, or, instead of sugar, sub in a tbsp of homemade strawberry jam for a strawberry spinach salad.
You can change it however you want to suit your needs but just be sure to keep the acid to oil ratio the same.
Let me know if you try this dressing and what you think! 🙂

Ingredients
 1/3 C balsamic vinegar
2/3 C extra virgin olive oil
1Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar … (can substitute honey if you’d prefer)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder … (or 1 tsp minced fresh garlic)
1/2 tsp pepper
Method
In your prettiest jar (this is of paramount importance:), whisk together vinegar, mustard, sugar (or honey), garlic powder (or minced fresh garlic, which I used to do, when all I had was time to burn, lol), salt & pepper.  Once this is completely blended, start to slowly pour the oil in a steady stream, whisking the entire time.   And that’s it!  Double, triple the batch and keep it in your fridge for salads all week long.   And then promise me you’ll never but a nasty overpriced under-quality store bought dressing ever again!

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