After featuring our lemon herb vinaigrette last week we decided to add two more vinaigrettes to our collection. A handful of basic ingredients is all that’s needed; making a vinaigrette is so easy! It tastes better than any bottled dressing from the grocery store, and you will have the perfect dressing for your summer salad or a flavor-boosting garnish to drizzle on grilled veggies or pan seared pork tenderloin.
Our Classic Vinaigrette is, well, classic with bright flavors from red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. Pour ¼ cup red wine vinegar into a jar. Add a spoonful of Dijon mustard, about a tablespoon. Add a pinch of kosher salt, several grinds of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of sautéed shallots. Put the lid on your jar and shake to combine ingredients. Add ½ cup olive oil and shake again. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Our second vinaigrette is Peppa Vinaigrette. Peppa? Yes. Peppa, as in Pickapeppa Sauce, which is the not-so-secret ingredient in the vinaigrette. Pickapeppa Sauce is described as sweet on its website. I wouldn’t characterize it as sweet, but it’s a Jamaican (implying H-O-T) sauce, so I guess sweet is a relative term. I would compare it to A1 Steak Sauce only WAY better. Pickapeppa Sauce is all natural and imparts such a unique flavor. Think of it as a sophisticated ketchup. If you don’t care for ketchup (like Carlinne) then think of it as delicious.
Pour ¼ cup rice vinegar into a jar. Add a big squeeze of stadium mustard (or any spicy brown mustard), several shakes of Pickapeppa Sauce and a gentle squeeze of agave nectar. Put the lid on your jar and shake to combine ingredients. Add ½ cup olive oil and shake again. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.