Easy herb Vinaigrette
Easy herb Vinaigrette, you will never want to buy a store bought pre packaged vinaigrette again after making this. Vinaigrettes are incredibly easy to make and very cost effective.
I personally like to use a flavorless oil such rice bran/sunflower/safflower or extra -virgin olive oil. You can use either a powdered mustard or ready made. A flavorless oil allows for the flavors of the herbs and garlic to really come through.
And of course you can use any herbs that you have, I have an abundance of chives at the moment and the garlic has just come ready for harvesting. Our favorites chives, parsley and oregano. They need to be chopped fine.
The benefits of making your own is no artificial preservatives or additives. No packaging, so better for the environment. And better for you pocket. In this day and age the more you food you can make the better. Food seems to be getting so expensive these days, so the more you can make the better for you. I know I like to save where I can on food cost. And we all like to save money.
To keep costs down grow your own herbs and garlic which I do. And use a low cost oil or home-brand products. I costed this our using a good quality sunflower oil.
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This recipe was originally adapted from the Edmonds flatters cookbook. What is a flatter you ask? Well is is someone who has left home for the first time and moved into a flat. This cookbook is ideal for anyone who is new to cooking and want good basic recipes and hints and tips on setting up a kitchen and cooking tips.
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- ¾ cup oil, (I use a flavorless oil such as rice bran, sunflower, canola, safflower, of an extra light olive oil)
- ¼ cup white, wine or cider vinegar or lemon juice,
- ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
- Dash of salt and pepper to taste
- 1 clove of crushed garlic (40 grams)
- 1 tablespoon (6 grams) herbs
- Place the above ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Add 1 tablespoon (6 grams) of finely chopped parsley, chive, or fresh basil. Shake to combine.
Place garlic and herbs in high speed blender, and chop till fine, add in the rest of ingredients and for about a minute.
Store in fridge