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How To Make Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

How To Make Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

A favorite among food connoisseurs, balsamic vinaigrette dressing can add a flavorful spice to any dish. Learn the secret to making top notch balsamic vinaigrette dressing from VideoJug's top notch chef, CJ -aka- Chris Jacobson (finalist on the hit TV show Top Chef).

Step 1: Dice The Shallots

To prevent injury, keep your cutting board stable by securing it with a wet towel or dish towel underneath. This will prevent slipping. Cut one half of a shallot lengthwise several times, then widthwise several times to create finely diced cubes. Add the diced half shallot to a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add Vinegar And Oil

Add 1/3 cup (75 ml) of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper to the shallots and begin to mix. Slowly pour 2/3 cup (150 ml) of olive or canola oil into the mixture, whisking briskly until the dressing becomes creamy.

Step 3: Season To Taste

Add salt and black pepper to taste. To brighten the flavor, add a small amount of pure lemon juice. Refrigerate and enjoy!