– 1/4 cup #olivadivitaevoo Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar
– 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
– 1 small shallot, finely minced
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
**1. Prepare the Base:**
– In a small mixing bowl, combine the Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, honey, and Dijon mustard. Whisk together until well combined.
**2. Add Aromatics:**
– Stir in the finely minced shallot and minced garlic. These aromatics will add depth of flavor to the vinaigrette.
– Season the vinaigrette with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste, keeping in mind that you can always add more later.
**4. Whisk Until Emulsified:**
– Whisk the dressing vigorously until it emulsifies, which means that the oil and vinegar combine into a smooth, creamy mixture. This might take a minute or two of whisking.
**5. Taste and Adjust:**
– Give the vinaigrette a taste and adjust the sweetness or acidity by adding a bit more honey or Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar, as needed.
– Transfer the Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinaigrette to a clean, airtight container or a salad dressing bottle.
– Store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. Shake or whisk the vinaigrette before using, as it may separate over time.
– Drizzle this unique Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinaigrette over your favorite salads. It pairs wonderfully with salads that feature mixed greens, fruits like strawberries or oranges, nuts, and soft cheese like goat cheese or feta. You can also use it as a marinade for chicken, drizzle it over roasted vegetables, or even use it as a dipping sauce for crusty bread.
This Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinaigrette adds a delightful twist to your salads, bringing a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and aromatic flavors. It’s a unique and elegant dressing that will elevate your salads to a whole new level. Enjoy the culinary adventure!