Recipe by FloridaNative
Says Chef Eliot Barton of Mangia Mangia restaurant in Key West, "This is the only dressing available at Mangia Mangia." He recommends using high quality vinegars and olive oils and adds, "The little bit of water reduces acidity but retains the fine flavor of the vinegar. Inexpensive vinegars are already too diluted. Look for vinegars in the range of 6 % acidity." From "The Florida Keys Cookbook"
Top Review by Samantha in Ut
I am happy I used the suggestion of quality oils and vinegars. This was so easy to throw together and is going into rotation. I loved that it tastes so fresh. My son (4yr) asked for extra and that is always a plus. Next time I will try on grilled veggies. Made for ZWT 5.
- 1⁄2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons finely minced garlic
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup pure olive oil
- mixed baby greens
Directions See How It's Made
- UP TO 3 DAYS AHEAD:.
- Place vinegars, water, oregano, basil, pepper and garlic in a large glass jar.
- Shake to mix well.
- Slowly add olive oils, stirring constantly to mix well.
- Refrigerate until needed - bring to room temperature before serving and shake to mix.
- TO SERVE:.
- Place desired amount of mixed baby greens in a large bowl.
- Add dressing to coat and toss to mix well.
- You can use this tangy dressing on any mixed green salad. The recipe makes enough dressing for several occasions.
- Try drizzling the vinaigrette on steamed asparagus or toss with julienne zucchini.