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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

February 17th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2cupbalsamic vinegar
  2. 2teaspoonsfresh oregano, chopped or3/4 teaspoondried oregano
  3. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  4. 1/2teaspoonfresh ground black pepper
  5. 1/4cupolive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and seasonings.
  2. Gradually whisk in olive oil to blend.
  3. Serve over your favorite salad greens.
  4. Especially nice garnished with shaved parmesan cheese.
  5. Refrigerate any unused vinaigrette.

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Green Bean Salad With Walnut Vinaigrette Recipe

December 11th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. Dressing

  2. 3tablespoons finely choppedwalnut pieces
  3. 1/4cupvirgin olive oil
  4. 1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
  5. 2 1/2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  6. 2clovesgarlic, minced
  7. salt
  8. For the salad

  9. 1lbgreen beans, trimmed and snapped into 1 inch lengths(leave baby beans whole)
  10. 1/2cup packed choppedcilantro
  11. salt, to taste
  12. fresh ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pound half the walnuts to a paste in a mortar, or process in a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
  2. Add the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and salt and mix well.
  3. Cook the beans in an inch of water in a covered saucepan until tender-crisp, about 7 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. In a serving bowl, toss the beans, dressing, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with remaining walnuts and serve warm or at room temperature.

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Green Beans and Tomatoes in a Pesto Vinaigrette Recipe

December 5th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2lbsfresh green beans
  2. 1pintgrape tomatoes, halved
  3. Pesto Vinaigrette

  4. 1/2cupbasil pesto(purchased or your own homemade)
  5. 3tablespoonswhite wine vinegar
  6. 1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
  7. 1/4cupolive oil
  8. salt and black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook beans in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. While beans are cooking, make pesto vinaigrette by combining pesto, vinegar and lemon juice.
  3. Slowly stream in olive oil, whisking constantly until combined.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When beans are done cooking, drain and rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  6. In a large bowl, combine green beans, tomatoes and 1/4 cup of pesto vinaigrette, adding additional, if desired.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Spinach-Pear Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

November 1st, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Spinach-Pear Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
  2. 1 (6 ounce)package freshbaby spinach
  3. 3tablespoonswater
  4. 2tablespoons goodbalsamic vinegar
  5. 1teaspoonsugar
  6. 5teaspoonsextra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 1/2teaspoonsstone ground mustard
  8. 3/4teaspoonsalt
  9. 1/2teaspoonfresh coarse ground black pepper
  10. 1/4cup freshly shavedparmigiano-reggiano cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine pear slices and spinach in large bowl.
  2. Combine water and rest of ingredients (except cheese), stirring with a wisk.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Pampered Chef Vinaigrette Recipe

October 25th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 12ouncesolive oil
  2. 4ouncesbalsamic vinegar
  3. 1tablespoonsugar
  4. 2cloves pressedgarlic
  5. 1/2teaspoonoregano
  6. 1/4teaspoonbasil
  7. 1/4onion powder
  8. 1/4teaspoonsalt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients well in the order listed.
  2. Enjoy!

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