Saturday, February 1, 2014

Orange Vinaigrette

Sometimes I forget recipes.   I try something, love it, life happens, and I forget the recipe.  This is the case with this simple vinaigrette.  Recently I rediscovered this recipe while cleaning out some files, and for the last five days, we've had salad with this vinaigrette.  That's how much we love it.   We usually make a mixed green salad, add some thinly slice apples, a few chopped nuts, and toss it with this vinaigrette.   It brings a little sunshine to a winter meal.

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled and minced
  • a pinch or two of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • kosher salt and freshly ground paper to taste
  • Place the all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well blended.  Season to liking.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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