Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Do you love a good salad? Me, too! I am especially fond of vinegar & oil, balsamic vinaigrette, Roquefort dressing, and this Easy Garlic Vinaigrette. They are all delicious.
The problem is, I don’t typically like most store-bought bottled dressings. I like the packets of ranch fine, but HATE the premade ranch in bottles. There is a ginger dressing made by Makoto that many stores have in the produce section that is AMAZING! I LOVE Bob’s Big Boy Roquefort dressing in the bottle/jar, but I do not have access to it where I am now. When I find some good Roquefort cheese, I will create a recipe for that.
The thing is, dressings are so easy to make at home and they taste SO much better than most store bought dressings.
If you like garlic, you are likely to love this recipe. I have never had anyone try it and not like it. My daughter in law, Chelsea, and I could drink this stuff! Now, if you do not like garlic, you don’t even need to keep reading…this is not the recipe for you.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR EASY GARLIC VINAIGRETTE
Grate the garlic! DO NOT mince, chop, or use the crap in the jar, etc.. I use a fine micro-plane type grater.
You can use a bowl and a whisk to make this, a salad shaker, or you could use a Ninja type processor and whip it up in the small cup, or use a salad shaker. I typically use a bowl and a whisk.
Storing it in a jar is convenient because you can simply give it a good shake before using it to dress a salad.
- Fresh garlic
- Dijon mustard – smooth or grainy
- White wine vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
LINKS TO RECIPES TO PAIR WITH THIS ONE
A COBB SALAD can pair nicely with this dressing.
A CREAMY HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING will work, too.
GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS go with anything!
And, THE VERY BEST BACONY BAKED BEANS EVER go with ribs.
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LINKS TO PRODUCTS/EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS RECIPE
A mixing bowl will be needed if you use the whisk method.
A whisk will also be needed for the whisk method. Lol. Duh, right?
This is the salad shaker that I have and use when using this method.
A kitchen processor like the Ninja that I have will be needed for the processor method.
You will need a fine grater for the garlic. This is a good grater that I use ALL THE TIME.
This juicer is the best one I have ever used. I use it to make lemonade a lot!
- Mixing bowl If using the whisk method to blend
- Salad shaker If using the shaker method to blend
- Ninja processor If using processor method to blend
- Citrus juicer
- 1 Tablespoon Freshly grated garlic finely grated
- 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard smooth or grainy
- 1/2 cup White wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 20 grinds Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Chives Very, very finely chopped
- 1/2 Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup EVOO
- If using the bowl and whisk method: Place everything except the EVOO in a bowl and slowly drizzle in the EVOO while vigorously whisking until the mixture is emulsified.
- If using the shaker method: Add all ingredients to the shaker and shake vigorously until the mixture is emulsified.
- If using the processor method: Add all ingredients, except the chives, to the small cup. Process for approximately 30 seconds, or until the mixture is emulsified. Add the chives.