Classic Basalmic Vinaigrette

Drizzle this dressing over your favourite mixture of greens and salad ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, grated carrots, sliced red onion, chopped celery, diced cucumbers, and nuts and seeds. Makes 1 cup of dressing.


1/4 cup (50 mL) balsamic vinegar
2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup (175 mL) extra virgin olive oil


Beat the vinegar in a bowl with the sugar, garlic, salt and pepper until sugar and salt dissolve. Then beat in the oil by droplets, whisking constantly (or combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well).

Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Toss a few tablespoons of dressing on the salad ingredients, sprinkle with a small amount of cheese and serve. Cover and refrigerate; shake again before use.