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oil n vinegar

no this is not another thread about people getting along...

i love oil, vinegar, sea salt and pepper on my salads. but i'm getting a little sick of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. any suggestions on other oil and vinegar combos would be much appreciated!


Fri. Oct 13, 10:14am

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I'm particularly fond of white wine vinegar + olive oil + dijon mustard + garlic powder + black pepper. I actually don't bother with the oil because I like my dressings really tangy.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 11:57 AM

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i like to mix things up a little sometimes with adding just a little raw cabbage and shredded carrots and maybe some bean sprouts to my salad and then dress with rice wine vinegar, a bit of sesame oil, a little mirin and just enough grapeseed oil to balance. delish!

Friday, October 13, 2006, 12:05 PM

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Apple cider vinegar makes great dressing as well.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 2:16 PM

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red wine vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil (add garlic, salt, pepper, basil and whatever else you like!).

also try champagne vinegar (if you can find it)-and olive oil and a drop of dijon mustard (plus seasonings). the champagne vinegar seemed a little expensive when i bought it but i use this one all the time. it is sooooo worth it!!

i too get bored w/ balsamic!

Friday, October 13, 2006, 2:26 PM

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honey mustard, rice wine vinegar, lemon or lime juice, salt, pep, a tbsp maple syrup..

Friday, October 13, 2006, 2:33 PM

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personal favorite

evoo, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, italian seasoning (or oregano) and fresh ground pepper! The soy sauce adds the salt and a nice kick.

Yum :)

Friday, October 13, 2006, 3:29 PM

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I get tired of the same thing also I find that using my handheld stick blender it makes the dressing almost creamy this is a nice alternative.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 4:42 PM

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Going along with champagne vinager, try chardonney vinager if you can find it (I live in wine country, so it's pretty readily available). It makes a great dressing all by itself.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 5:07 PM

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seeing as most have suggested different vinegars, let me suggest almond oil, macadamia nut oil, sesame oil, or walnut oil. Things I may put in blender with the oil and vinegar of choice:
roasted red pepper pieces with cilantro
sun dried tomatoes with basil
red pepper flakes with garlic and herb mrs. Dash
rasperries and lime juice
soy sauce, ginger, and a dash of oj

I'll note however, that I tend to make about 3/4 of a cup of dressing at a time, and usually have 3 or 4 homemade ones to choose from in the fridge. (I eat ALOT of salad...)


Saturday, October 14, 2006, 11:50 AM

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I have red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and balsamic vinegar in my kitchen, and use them separately or occasionally in combination for different flavors. I also sometimes add powdered mustard (Coleman's) to my salad for an extra kick.

Have others have already mentioned a shake or two of basil, oregano, dried ground bay leaves, marjoram in addition (or instead of) salt + pepper? And fresh parsley can be great. If you're really brave, you can also try fresh coriander (cilantro) -- lots of people love it.

Saturday, October 14, 2006, 4:28 PM

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I use a cabernet sauvingon vinegar that is delicious alone.

Saturday, October 14, 2006, 6:16 PM

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Use some silken tofu (need to blender for this one) as your base for dressings - don't laugh! It's high in protein, low in fat. Also cooked carrots (blender also) make a great base. Try yogurt and cucumber with garlic for greek style dressings.

Monday, October 16, 2006, 5:06 AM

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i had sesame oil, soy sauce & cilantro on my salad last night. a nice change, thanks for the suggestions!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 9:36 AM

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