We felt like it gave us such a great basis for jumping-off (basis-jumping! like base-jumping! a radical new sport!) and coming up with our own new dressings, we thought we should pass it along to you.
Vinaigrette Rules –
Classic (French) vinaigrette. When making a “classic” vinaigrette , the proportion or ratio should be: 3 parts Olive Oil : 1 part vinegar (Pair a plain olive oil like Picholine with Red Wine Vinegar for the most basic, delicious vinaigrette).
Balsamic vinaigrettes. Balsamic vinegar is an Italian ingredient (not French), so a different ratio applies to balsamic vinaigrettes:
- With White Balsamic Vinegars like Pineapple White Balsamic or Apricot White Balsamic, use 2 parts Olive Oil : 1 part White Balsamic.
- With Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, use a 1:1 ratio: 1 part Olive Oil : 1 part Traditional Balsamic.
Have any questions about homemade vinaigrettes? Have some tips and hints to share? Be sure and let us know!