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Herbed Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe

This is such an easy dressing to prepare and the ingredients list is minimal. When making an oil and vinegar salad dressing recipe, it is up to you whether you simply go for the classic three parts oil to one part vinegar approach or whether you use fresh herbs to add a more interesting taste to the mixture. This recipe uses thyme and oregano to add interest. Use fresh herbs rather than dried ones. Dried herbs are fine for some recipes but they will not work in this one. Also the fresh sprigs look attractive in the bottle you are keeping the dressing in.

This oil and vinegar salad dressing is best kept at room temperature and the thyme and oregano will leach their flavors out into the dressing over time, giving the dressing an aromatic flavor which you simply cannot get with store-bought salad dressings which often contain a lot of unnecessary chemicals and other additives. The flavor of this oil and vinegar salad dressing recipe is pure and clean, and it is delicious for dipping bread into, as well as drizzled over a salad.

Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe with Herbs
Summary: What happens when you combine extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar with thyme, oregano, salt and black pepper? You end up with this delicious dressing.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 10
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass mixing bowl.
  2. Stir and pour the mixture into a bottle, using a funnel.
  3. Cover tightly and store at room temperature.

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Oil and vinegar are often paired to make salad dressing, but this recipe takes the premise a little further by incorporating herbs into the mixture. Fresh herbs are always great at imparting a delicate, aromatic taste, and in this recipe the warm, earthy flavors of thyme and oregano complement the sweetness of the balsamic vinegar, while the extra-virgin olive oil holds everything together, bridging the flavors of the balsamic vinegar and herbs. Try this delicious mixture over mixed salad leaves, a meat or fish based salad, grilled vegetables, or your favorite chef’s salad recipe.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.


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