Everyday Vinaigrette

I’ve been on a bit of hiatus the past few weeks, from my usual healthy eating and exercise plan. Sometimes my best intentions get sidetracked by this thing called life.

Finding my way back, a fresh, colorful salad is a perfect start, with my good ole’ go-to vinaigrette. I drizzle it on everything: sandwiches, pizza, pasta, even mashed potatoes! You won’t miss the oil–I promise!

Everyday Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 small clove garlic, finely minced (optional)

1 tablespoon shallot, finely minced  (or red onion)

1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Fresh ground black pepper

Agave nectar to taste

Method: Whisk ingredients together. Taste for tartness, adding agave nectar as desired.


Recipe adapted from The Happy Herbivore Everyday Cookbook by Lindsay Nixon

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