The ‘Homemade Alternatives’ tab is my favorite new addition to the blog! I hope to continue adding more and providing great recipes that serve as better alternatives to pre-made items at the store. The first recipe I tried for the Homemade Alternatives tab was homemade taco seasoning, worth checking out if I do say so myself 🙂 It’s so easy to purchase store bought versions of dressings, condiments, seasonings and more, but the fact is most of these items can be made with ease at home too! Not to mention, the added benefit of knowing exactly what you’re consuming and eliminating the need for unnatural ingredients whose sole purpose is to keep a product on the shelf longer, no thanks! I’ve mentioned before we are a salad loving family so it only made sense to try a homemade salad dressing next!
It’s also rainy and gloomy here today (April Showers I suppose), so I’ll admit my motivation level is a little low and I was looking for something to make that would take minimal effort! Something else I love about these recipes is that you make them once and get to use them multiple times; this dressing will store well in an airtight container for two weeks. I’ve read to store it at room temperature, but I’m wondering if it can be stored in the fridge as well since I prefer dressings to be cold; I’m assuming this might interfere with consistency of the dressing. I’ll let you know! And before the photo shoot ended, Hailey was happy to be a “model” again and pour some of this yummy dressing over lettuce for your enjoyment! 🙂
Check out the recipe below and enjoy!!
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 1/2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons pressed Garlic
- 2 tablespoons dried Parsley Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Sugar, or more, to taste
- 1 tablespoon dried Basil
- 2 teaspoons dried Oregano
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, parsley, sugar, basil and oregano.
- Pour into airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
As always, thanks for reading!!