Brighten Up! 15 Recipes & Tips for Homemade Vinaigrettes

Brighten Up! 15 Recipes & Tips for Homemade Vinaigrettes

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Anjali Prasertong
Jan 11, 2012
Looking to do more recipe-free cooking but wondering where to start? Try experimenting with vinaigrettes. A basic vinaigrette is a reliable kitchen workhorse, dressing salads, marinating tofu, brightening up a bowl of grains or a salad of smoked fish. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Once you have mastered the basic recipe, vinaigrettes are a flexible, inexpensive way to play around with bold flavors. Fresh herbs, grilled citrus, garlic confit and bacon are just a few of the add-ins found in the recipes below. VINAIGRETTE RECIPESHow To Make a Basic VinaigretteHow To Make a Basic Balsamic VinaigretteHoney Pepper VinaigretteTwo-Minute, Creamy Salad DressingSherry VinaigretteGrilled Lemon VinaigretteGarlic Confit Vinaigrette RECIPES WITH UNUSUAL VINAIGRETTESQuick Salmon & Couscous with Cilantro VinaigretteBLT Salad with Bacon VinaigretteWheat Berry Salad with Blood Oranges, Feta & Red Onion VinaigretteGrilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing MORE VINAIGRETTE TIPSFood Science: Why Vinaigrettes SeparateDo I Really Need To Refrigerate Vinaigrettes?Edible Gift Idea: Homemade VinaigretteTry This! Vinaigrettes With Pureed Fruit What are your favorite vinaigrette variations? Related: Fruit Vinegar: The Easiest Way to Preserve Summer Fruit (Image: Leela Cyd Ross)
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