Saturday, July 9, 2011

Balsamic Vinaigrette and more....

Wow, where does time go?  I had know idea it had been so long since I posted on here, crazy  how busy life can get and how fast time can fly.  Recently I have been really busy and consequently really tired so when it's time to make a meal it's been the quick throw it together but tasty meals.  And honestly I have been experimenting more in the treat department, like homemade Paleo Ice cream, Paleo chocolate cake etc.  Which by the way I have a wonderful recipe I discovered this week (for July 4th) to share with you all later.   Anyway, not really the type of recipes I strive to share on here.  But...I did throw together a dressing for a salad this week that ended up being a winner.  It is sooooo yummy, we really enjoyed it.  With summer here and an abundance of fresh lettuce sprouting in my garden I hope to have more salad dressing recipes for you.  But here is this one for starters:

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

1 TBSP Spicy Mustard
1 tsp of raw honey ( this could be optional, but I think it makes the dressing)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup macadamia nut oil
1 clove of garlic pressed in a garlic press
1/4-1/2 tsp dried basil (to taste really)
pinch of sea salt and pinch of ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and shake well.  Pour on your salad and enjoy. 

*Note* As with any recipe the higher the quality your ingredients are the better taste you will achieve in your end product.  Be sure to use a good quality, vinegar and oils.
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