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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nutritional Information

1, balsamic vinaigrette

  • Calories 35
  • Calories from Fat 13.5
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 1.5g2%
  • Saturated Fat 0g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 480mg20%
  • Potassium 0mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g2%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 0g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 2mg11%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

Balsamic Vinaigrette on Wikipedia:

For other uses, see Vinaigrette (disambiguation). It has been suggested that French dressing be merged into this article or section. (Discuss) File:Tomato & Cucumber Salad.jpg Salad with vinaigrette dressing

Vinaigrette /vɪnəˈɡrɛt/ is a mixture (emulsion) of salad oil and vinegar, often flavored with herbs, spices, and other ingredients. It is used most commonly as a salad dressing,[1] but also as a sauce or marinade.

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Preparation

There are many ways to prepare vinaigrette but the basic recipe is to slowly add 3 parts of oil at room temperature to 1 part of vinegar, using a whisk, until it emulsifies into a creamy sauce. A blender may be used. Salt and pepper are added for taste. Herbs are sometimes added to enhance flavor. A high quality wine vinegar and olive oil are preferred. The addition of a small amount of mustard or egg yolk can help keep the oil and acid in an emulsion. In France, vinaigrette is often prepared once a week in large quantities while in the other Mediterranian countries it's always made just in time, sometimes at the table, and always with olive oil.

Commercial preparations are often emulsified with lecithin or similar additives, while fresh preparations can be made with egg yolk or more weakly emulsified with mustard or left as mixtures that will separate. This is the most common use of the word.

Variants

Balsamic vinaigrette is a sauce made by adding olive oil and other seasonings, including chopped onion, into balsamic vinegar. Other popular vinaigrettes in French cuisine include champagne, anchovies, lemons, truffles, raspberries, egg white and sugar as the main ingredients.

Cheese is often added. Blue cheese vinaigrettes are popular.

Different vinegars, such as raspberry, create different flavourings, and alcohol, such as sherry, may be used instead of vinegar. A wide range of other additives have been described, such as garlic and cherries.

References

^ BBC Good Food

External links

``Make the Perfect Vinaigrette`` from About.com ``Healthy Vinaigrettes`` from Neita's Vinaigrettes Vinaigrette Recipes

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