My Basic Balsamic Dressing
July 4th, 2009
This dressing is a request from a girlfriend. When she recently asked for it, I realized that I have given this out to lots of friends- so I might as well post it! I love it with fresh mixed green, seasonal fruit and strong gorgonzola, but it is also a great marinade and sauce for grilled vegetables or even a potato salad.
2 small garlic cloves
2 heaping Tbs Dijon mustard
1 heaping Tbs brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
3 dashes of worcestershire sauce
½ cup balsamic
½-3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Put everything into the blender and blend on low until thick and well combined. It will take on a pale brown color and a creamy consistency. When it is combined adjust the flavor with salt and pepper. This is also the time to adjust the sweetness or the balsamic zing (use more oil for a milder dressing). This can be refrigerated for up to a couple of days.