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Basic Vinaigrette

This is a basic formula that works as a dressing on a wide range of salads as well as a marinade on meats, chicken and seafood. Add shallots and herbs, if you wish. Always shake or stir the vinaigrette vigorously just before adding to salads or foods that will be marinated.

Courses: Marinades, Salads, Sauces

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlRed wine vinegar
2 tablespoons 30mlBalsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon juice
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 cup 118mlOlive oil
1 teaspoon 5mlFinely-minced garlic
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Combine vinegars, lemon juice and salt in small jar. Shake until salt is dissolved. Add oil, garlic and pepper. Shake well. (Can be made two days ahead and refrigerated.)

Before using, let come to room temperature and shake vigorously.

This recipe yields 3/4 cup.

Each tablespoon: 82 calories; 98 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 9 grams fat; 1 gram carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0 fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 08-11-1999


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