This Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
is so refreshing and is so easy to make and so good. You will definitely
enjoy this on your salads.
Check out Linda's
Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes.
Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: 2 1/2 cups
Prep time: 10 min
1/3 cup good-quality aged
1/3 fresh-squeezed orange juice*
2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups extra-virgin
* I prefer using fresh-squeezed orange juice,
but the bottled orange juice will also work.
In a medium bowl or food processor, whisk together balsamic vinegar,
orange juice, sugar, and pepper. Add olive oil in a thin stream, whisking until emulsified.
Note: By gradually whisking or blending the
oil into the vinegar, you create an emulsion (a mixture of two liquids that
usually don't combine smoothly).
Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.
DO NOT OVERDRESS YOUR SALADS - Too much
salad dressing will weight down the salad ingredients and mask their flavors.
The dressing's role is to highlight not to overpower the salad ingredients. A
general rule is 1/4 cup of dressing for 6 cups of greens. As soon as your salad
is mixed, taste a leaf to see if there is sufficient dressing. If not, drizzle
some more over the salad, a tablespoon at a time; toss and taste again.