Well Dressed

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I’m particular about how I like my vinaigrette.  I prefer it to be more vinegar and less oil.  Whenever I watch Ina or Giada or Anne whip up a quick vinaigrette, I cringe a little at the ratio of oil to vinegar.  Actually, I cringe a lot.  Because when I follow their recipes, I end up with an oily, bland mess.  So I’ve decided that when it comes to vinaigrette, we will agree to disagree.  I will use as much vinegar as I like to get a strong, flavorful dressing, and I won’t ask them to eat any of it.  Which is too bad for them because my Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette makes for some seriously well dressed salad.

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Adapted from Rachel Ray

  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained, seeds discarded
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • kosher salt

Place peppers, vinegar, and honey in the work bowl of a food processor.  With the food processor running, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube.  Process until the dressing is smooth.  Add salt and taste for seasoning.  Add additional balsamic vinegar and honey to taste.

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8 thoughts on “Well Dressed

    1. Kitch, I ADORE this dressing. My childhood had too much oil, water, and Good Seasons Italian blah. So now I tend to gravitate towards the puckery.

      And I always seem to add more salt, vinegar, and honey to the batch until my taste buds are happy.

  1. Something tells me those celebrity chefs might like something more puckery too, but the average american palate does not, thus the reason for more oil. Remember, most Americans like things oiler than we do.

    1. Beth, I just thought I was weird. To be honest, I usually make this puckery/sweet. So maybe I am just weird.

    1. Kristin, puckery does indeed describe my personality…sometimes in a fun way, sometimes not so much.

    1. Jen, I see a lot of 2:1 ratios (oil to vinegar) but as you can see, you can really make it however you like best. Me, I like it more puckery so I just keep tweaking the mix until I like it.

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