5 Ethnic Twists on a Basic Vinaigrette

Transport your taste buds around the world by experimenting with different herbs, spices and a few simple swaps. Experience flavorsome notes inspired by the cuisine of France, Mexico, Asia, and the Mediterranean, including Italy. Who knew creating such a variety of dressings could be so easy?

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Basic vinaigrette adds flavor-some notes to a variety of dishes by experimenting with herbs spices and a few simple swaps you can transport your taste buds around the world. Let's start by reviewing a basic vinaigrette recipe. Whisk together a teaspoon of Dijon mustard one min shallot have a teaspoon of honey 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar half a teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of pepper, add in one third of a cup of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and whisk to combine. It's really that simple!

Now for a trip around the world- To make a French themed vinaigrette increase the Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons and add some fresh herbs tablespoon of chopped chives and 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh tarragon are all it takes. For a TexMex flavor profile replace the vinegar with three tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice and a half a teaspoon of ground cumin, take a trip to the Mediterranean by replacing the vinegar with lemon juice and adding two teaspoons of tahini paste. For a taste of Asia replace the red wine vinegar with rice wine vinegar skip the salt and add in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce along with 2 teaspoons of grated ginger root. For a taste of Italy use cracked black pepper, a quarter teaspoon Italian seasoning and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese.

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