MY FAVE BALSAMIC DRESSING
My daughter Drew, started liking Balsamic Dressing on her salads about a year ago. I wanted to make a simple kid and adult friendly version with sweet undertones and a dijon bite. Boom my fave balsamic dressing was born.
This is a perfect light dressing for greens and eggs, which makes it easy to create a restaurant quality brunch vibe at home. Everyone loves the mild but sophisticated flavor.
I make a batch and keep in an airtight container, but this doesn't last long.
1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup traditional balsamic vinaigrette. My favorite balsamic is from The Filling Station in NYC. Fig Balsamic is delish if you're serving greens and a meat protein.
1 teaspoon dijon mustard. My favorite is Amora Extra Strong French Dijon from France
1 small shallot minced fine
1 clove of garlic minced fine
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar. Most recipes call for honey but I prefer brown sugar
JF Universal Salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine the vinaigrette, mustard, shallot, garlic and sugar. While whisking, add the olive oil. Season with JF Universal Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with any greens or in an Avocado. My mom used to serve us avocados this way when we were kids, elevated nostalgia at its best.