Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
The dressing is a classic vinaigrette dressing that can be used again and again!
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 garlic clove, crushed through a press
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-sized pieces
- 1 large ripe beefsteak tomato, cut int eighths
- 1 seedless cucumber, unpeeled, thinly sliced
- salt and pepper
- to Make Vinaigrette:.
- In medium bowl whisk all the ingredients except the oil until mixed. Gradually whisk in the oil until smooth.
- In a small bowl, cover the onion with iced water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well. (Soaking the onion removes the sharp bit).
- In a large bowl, place the lettuce, drained onions, tomato and cucumber and add the dressing a little at a time, tossing gently and thoroughly until all the vegetables are evenly coated. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately on chilled salad plates.
This dressing is good but I changed it a little and made it GREAT for our tastes. 3/4 cup olive oil is too much for us tastes so I only put in 1/2 a cup. I added more salt and pepper than it says. I could have done without the brown sugar but I added it because my wife likes things a little sweet. I also added more garlic but we are garlic lovers. We served it over a plain salad of mixed greens with grilled chicken and it was awesome.
Good vinaigrette!!Added some green olives and green pepper to the salad!!Thanks for the recipe.
This was a really nice salad. DH and I made it for lunch today. DH said he wished the vinaigrette had just a little more zing to it and he could not taste the balsamic and the garlic too much. I think it will be just a matter of playing around with the proportions of ingredients to suit our taste. All in all, we enjoyed our lunch. Thanks!