Based on a recipe from Jordan Maerin’s book, Raw Foods for Busy People. Note: Jordan subscribes to the 80% raw and 100% whole and organic foods definition. On the question of “How raw is raw?” she identifies her sources: 100% Raw Plant Food Diet, Hippocrates Diet, Natural Hygiene, Essene Diet, Macrobiotic-Raw Diet, Hunza Diet, and the Temporary Raw Diet. Jordan advises, “Keep this one handy. It makes a great marinade too.” Jordan suggests marinating cherry tomatoes or mushrooms, or any other vegetable of your choice, in the Basic Vinaigrette for three hours at room temperature, stirring often, or overnight in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, to enjoy as a salad garnish, or as munchies at any time of day.
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup raw cider (or a mixture of both) or 1⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar (or a mixture of both)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced or 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- dried chili (optional)
- Assemble ingredients in any kind of jar.
- Shake before use.
I thoroughly enjoyed this great-testing vinaigrette! I used raw cider vinegar, which gave it a nice tang. I will definitely make this often! Thanks for sharing.
I, along with the others, love this vinaigrette. I really like the balsamic vinegar and honey addition. I won't be buying dressing in the store anymore. This is DELICIOUS!! Thanks for this one.
Excellent vinaigrette! I made half of this recipe and still have plenty to use on salads the rest of this week. I love the honey addition. I used the balsamic vinegar since I love that in salad dressings. Thank you for a great recipe!