Amy Riolo: Whole leaf salad dressings are healthful and delicious. Here is how to make three classics. For a citrus vinaigrette, start by placing two pinches salt in the bottom of a medium bowl. Then whisk two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a tablespoon of fresh orange juice. We can slowly incorporate a half cup of extra virgin olive oil, whisking vigorously to make sure that everything gets incorporated. So that's our citrus vinaigrette.
Our next dressing is a Balsamic Vinaigrette. You again want to place two pinches of salt in the bottom of a bowl. Then, we are going to whisk three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar with some freshly cracked pepper. Then, we are going to incorporate a half-a-cup of extra virgin olive oil very slowly while we're whisking. So, there we have our balsamic vinaigrette.
Lastly, for our Dijon Vinaigrette, we are going to place two pinches of salt in the bottom of a bowl. Next, we will combine a tablespoon of Dijon mustard with two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar. Then whisk those to incorporate, and then we'll slowly incorporate a half-a-cup of extra virgin olive oil while we are whisking.
Here, we have our Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette. These are our three simple homemade dressings; easy and healthful alternatives to store-bought varieties.