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Pickled Onion Vinaigrette

Hey folks, have you had a chance to make easy pickled onions yet? Wondering what to do with the vinegar after the pickled onions have been consumed? Guess what? That same vinegar can be used to make a vinaigrette salad dressing. An added bonus is that the vinegar is now an onion and coriander flavored vinegar. Pretty cool!

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Lemon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Using walnut oil in a salad dressing vinaigrette is a new ingredient for me.  My friend Rose suggested walnut oil as an alternative to olive oil when making vinaigrette and I thought I would give it a try. I made a lemon and walnut oil vinaigrette and tossed the dressing in a green salad for the family, everyone wondered what that unexpected flavor was.  It was walnut oil. Walnut oil has an earthy mild toasted sesame seed-oil type of flavor profile. Give it a try in your next vinaigrette dressing for a toasted nutty flavor.   Continue reading Lemon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Bleu Cheese Dressing

I got the idea for this bleu cheese dressing when we were on holiday in Santa Barbara, California last fall.  At one of the Spanish tapas restaurants called Loquita, I had an awesome salad with bleu cheese dressing.  I am not a big fan of bleu cheese, I find the cheese to be too pungent and overpowering, I was dubious about the salad and wasn’t sure if I would like it. But the dressing was so delicately seasoned with bleu cheese that it gave just a hint of bleu cheese flavor.  I liked the flavors so much that I decided to give the salad dressing a try at home, and it turned out pretty tasty. If you are looking for a change from the usual vinaigrettes, try this creamy bleu cheese dressing on your next salad. Continue reading Bleu Cheese Dressing

Simple Vinaigrette Dressing

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked the recipe for my vinaigrette dressing. It’s my go-to dressing for any and all salads.  I can make it instantly or make it in advance, it’s quick, and it’s easy.  And it’s always delicious.  It is the easiest dressing to make and only requires 4 ingredients – vinegar, olive oil, salt, & pepper. The only other ingredient I use in this vinaigrette is honey to make my honey vinaigrette dressing for a sweeter version. Continue reading Simple Vinaigrette Dressing