Tonight will be the 3rd out of the past 4 nights that we've had salad greens from the garden with this dressing. I'm not sick of it yet!
Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Enough dressing for 2 servings of salad
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 large clove garlic
about 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
about 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Note: since the ingredients are few, for the best dressing you'll want them to be high quality (or at least not the super cheap stuff!).
Pour the salt in a small pile on a cutting board. Place the garlic clove on this pile. With the back of a strong fork, press the garlic clove, mashing it into the salt. Continue doing this until you have a thick paste. Transfer the paste to a small bowl. Whisk together with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to meld. Pour over your favorite salad combination.
Tonight, I'm using this dressing in a spinach salad (spinach leaves fresh from the garden!) topped with walnut crusted goat cheese rounds. Stay tuned for that recipe - coming soon.