Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Entered for safekeeping. Why pay $ for Wegman's vinegar spritzers to spray on a salad when you can make your own? Found this recipe by deliathecrone. Buy a very fine balsamic vinegar, it is a treat that needs no oil to be enjoyed. Lucini Gran Riserva Balsamico for $14 for 8 oz. is recommended by Cook's Illustrated. Villa Manodori Balsamic at $35/8.5 oz. is also recommended. Avoid Pompeian, but Star or Progresso might suit you among the inexpensive brands. You will taste the difference in quality. Preparation time does not include sitting time of 1 hour or more.
- 6 tablespoons shallots, minced
- 1⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar or 1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (or Don's Flavor Enhancer With Very Low Sodium)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium chicken broth (or Recipe #335057) or 1⁄4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
- Mix all ingredients in a jar and cover. Shake well.
- Leave at room temperature at least one hour, and preferably overnight. Shake occasionally during this period.
- Strain using a coffee filter in a strainer. Put the liquid in a food-quality spritzer bottle.
- Before using, each time, shake well. Then spritz on the salad greens or vegetables of your choice.