A simple, 4-ingredient salad dressing that you can toss together to dress up any dish of greens.
When I was in college a chef visited campus and taught a small group of us to cook some dishes for dinner. One of the things we made was salad, and he was very particular about how dressing should be made: something sweet, something tangy, something salty, and lots of olive oil.
The oil should be added last, and very slowly, while constantly stirring the dressing. Adding the oil slowly while stirring will help the dressing to be smooth and slow down its separation. Separation is a natural part of salad dressing though, so if you plan on making it ahead, put it in a container with a tight-fitting lid so you can shake it back up!
- 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1.5 tsp maple syrup
- a pinch of salt
- 4 tsp olive oil
- Mix together the vinegar, syrup, and salt. Mixing constantly with a fork or small whisk, slowly add the olive oil in a small, steady stream until all the oil is incorporated.