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Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

August 29, 2015

Tangy and not too sweet, the base for this dressing is rice wine vinegar. Rice wine is tart but also has a bit of sweetness to it, which  nicely compliments the addition of citrus. Many citrus based dressings call for additional sugar.I personally don’t think it’s necessary, least of all two entire tablespoons of it. This goes well on any type of salad, fruit or veggie.

1/4 C. rice vinegar
1/3 C. light oil, not olive- I used grapeseed
Juice and Zest from 2 limes
1 garlic clove, minced
pinch salt
a few grinds black pepper

Whisk all ingredients together and let the flavors combine at least two hours before serving.

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Greek Salad Dressing

November 2, 2010
Tweaked my way.The best!Don’t leave anything out.
  • 1/2 C. olive oil
  • 3 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T. Cabernet
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. oregano
  • 1/2 t. basil
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and finely minced
Put the garlic in a bowl with the liquids and let sit for about 15 minutes to infuse.Combine all ingredients except oil.Slowly (and I mean s-l-o-w-l-y) drizzle oil into vinegar mixture while whisking vigorously. Doing it slowly will emulsify the ingredients. At this time you can crumble a one inch cube of feta cheese into the dressing and whisk til it’s incorporated. I prefer the feta on the salad.The dressing lasts longer in the refrigerator without the feta in it.(if there is any left!)
For the best taste allow to sit for several hours before serving.

 
Suggestions for a Greek salad: greens,red onions, Calamata olives, grape tomatos and feta cheese of course!