Vinaigrettes- several varieties

Super simple citrus vinaigrette

2 parts good olive oil
1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
Coarse salt and freshly grated tri color peppercorns

Mix well, store in fridge.

Basic citrus vinaigrette

1 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup citrus juice
1 tsp honey
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Mix well, store in fridge.

Basic vinaigrette

1 cup of oil
1/2 cup of vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp garlic powder

Mix well, store in fridge.

Blue Cheese vinaigrette

1 small shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup vinegar (red or white wine, champagne, etc)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp mustard (dijon or spicy brown)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt & pepper, to taste
Crumbled blue cheese (as much or as little as you like)

Shake together in a jar with a tight fitting lid.  Store in fridge.

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

3 parts olive oil
1 part red wine vinegar
2 parts coarse grain mustard
Honey, to taste
Fresh chopped tarragon, salt and pepper, to taste

Mix well, store in fridge.

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
3 parts oil
1 part good balsamic vinegar
1 part honey
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix well, store in fridge

Citrus Vinaigrette

Juice of each 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime and 1/2 orange
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Apple cider vinegar - enough to make 1/2 cup when combined with juices and balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup salad oil
1/2 tsp each zest from lemon, orange and lime
Salt and pepper to taste

In measuring cup, combine all juices and balsamic vinegar, then add enough apple cider vinegar to make 1/2 cup.  Pour into mixing bowl or blender with mustard. Slowly incorporate oils while mixing. Add citrus zests, and season with salt and pepper.

Store in fridge.

Fruity Vinaigrette

1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup no sugar added fruit spread or marmalade
1/4 cup vinegar
2 Tbsp dijon or spicy brown mustard

Mix well, store in fridge.

Raspberry Vinaigrette ~ 3/4 cup

1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries*
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 small shallot, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
Sea salt and & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Mix well, store in fridge.

*Strawberries or blueberries can be used instead.

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