How to Make Vinaigrette 3 Ways

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How to Make Vinaigrette 3 Ways

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  • Choice of oil (3 parts)
  • Choice of acid (1 part)
  • Jar, Whisk, or Blender

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    A vinaigrette starts with oil and acid. In combination, they help the vinaigrette coat and cling to food, while adding flavor. Simply combine 3 parts oil and 1 part acid for a flavorful, balanced vinaigrette. Voila! Now you have a basic vinaigrette with the opportunity to customize to your preference. Get the step-by-step directions below!

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    1. First things first, choose your oil and vinegar before combining 3 parts oil and 1 part acid for a flavorful, balanced vinaigrette. 

      Oil: Avacado oil (nutty, buttery), canola oil (mild, neutral), olive oil (delicate, mild), peanut oil (light nuttiness), or vegetable oil (light, neutral).

      Acid: Apple cider flavored vinegar (sharp, tart apple), balsamic vinegar (sharp, rich, hint of sweetness), fresh lemon juice (sour, tangy), red wine vinegar (tangy, fruity, grape flavor), or white wine vinegar (delicate, lightly fruity). 

    2. Shake: Pour all ingredients into a jar with a screw-top lid. Shake vigorously for several seconds until thoroughly mixed.

    3. Whisk: Combine all ingredients except oil in a stainless steel or glass bowl. Quickly whisk the ingredients together, and slowly pour in the oil while continuously stirring.

    4. Blender: Add the acid and other flavorings to the pitcher and blend until smooth. Blend on low speed while slowly pouring in the oil.

    5. Optional Mix-Ins: Crisp-cooked crumbled bacon, crushed red pepper, Dijon mustard, dried herbs (such as dill, basil, and thyme), granulated sugar, grated onion or shallot, grated parmesan cheese, honey, Italian seasoning, packed brown sugar, poppy seeds, or pure maple syrup.