Daily Archives: February 11, 2012

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Somewhere last semester, Laura commented on how my salads are always so exciting. (She was out of some of her ingredients at the time, so her salads were, as she put it, “completely boring compared to mine.”) I’m pretty much out of fresh fruits/veggies at the moment, aside from the orange Luke found on the street that I will not be consuming because I value my life. Here’s what I made back then though!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

-1/2 cup basil leaves
-1/3 cup balsamic vinegar or sherry vinegar
-1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
-1/4 cup water
-2 tablespoons honey
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1) Mix!

For the record, this is what my “interesting salad” contained, since I didn’t take a picture of it. :O
-baby bella mushrooms, chopped
-white button mushrooms, chopped
-romaine lettuce, chopped (or ripped, because I was too lazy to chop them too)
-tomatoes, chopped
-mozzarella cheese, shredded (or ripped into small pieces…)
-hardboiled eggs (or meat, but I forgot to defrost it the night before, hence, the alternate source of protein)