Vegetarian Meals Salad Recipes (Most Popular)
This has no eggs or mayo so is great for picnics and cookouts since it doesn't have to be refrigerated. We make it the day before to really meld the flavor. Great-Grandfather Bornkessel, a waiter, brought this recipe with him when he left Germany, worked in Switzerland then came to USA. Super high in potassium if you are restricted be careful.Submitted by DAKOTATURTLE
Chop garlic very fine.
Add dijon to the garlic and whisk in the olive oil.
Add the juice of a lemon and whisk again.
Add the balsamic vinegar and whisk until an emulsion has occurred.
Asian vinaigrette: Substitute sesame oil (decrease to 1 T) for the Olive oil and soy sauce for the lemon. Use Rice vinegar instead of balsamic and add grated fresh ginger.
You can change the flavor by experimenting with different oils (I love walnut, unrefined peanut and avocado oil) and different acidic bases (lemon juice, different vinegars, grapefruit juice, etc) and omitting garlic to tone down the flavor as well. Be creative in your approach to the flavor and use the best ingredients you can afford.