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10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette is a simple cold sauce typically made from three parts oil and one part vinegar.  Vinaigrettes are extremely versatile and can be used for other things besides dressing for green salads. They are great as a marinade for grilled or broiled foods; to dress salads made from pastas, grains, […]


Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Makes 4 to 6 servings This salad is simple as summer, with the season’s biggest flavor powerhouse ingredients. Serve it as a side dish or as a main course topped with grilled shrimp or stewed  beans. We love it for lunch with a slice of crusty bread to soak up […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Garlic Confit Chablis Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups Ingredients Garlic Confit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 oz shallots, peeled, halved (about 4 shallots) 8 garlic cloves Vinaigrette 1 cup Chablis or other dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoons honey 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus as […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 3 unpeeled garlic cloves 1/3 cup canola oil, plus more as needed 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Roast the garlic inside its […]

Pantry, Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Tahini Soy Dressing

Makes about 2/3 cup This dressing is great on salads and as a dipping sauce, but it also tastes exceptionally good on a pasta salad as well. Ingredients 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1 shallot, minced 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 […]