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Not So Basic Vinaigrette

15 minutes prep
15 minutes total

Makes 4 - 6 servings

Most of my green salads get tossed with just some olive oil and a little vinegar. But sometimes I want the dressing to be more complex and add a bit more flavor. That’s when I make this vinaigrette.

While she happens to be married to Wellspent’s Noah Cable, Kate McMillen is known for Lauretta Jean’s, her bakery on SE Division best known for pie. She also makes great salads, sandwiches, and other savory foods sometimes eaten before pie.

What you'll need

Ingredients

For the shopping list

1 clove of

Garlic

1 bag

Baby Spinach Leaves

1

Apple

1/2

Red Onion

4oz

Chevre or similar soft cheese

From our shop

$9 - San Mateo - California

$8 - Santa Cruz - California

Classic Mustard

$23 - Modena - Italy

Olivewood Balsamic

$20 - Abruzzo - Italy

Pollinaria Organic

$5 - Olhão - Portugal

Fine Sea Salt

$7 - India

Cubeb Peppercorns

Equipment

From the kitchen

1

Chef Knife

1

Cutting Board

1

Mixing Bowl

1

Microplane

Measuring Spoons

"Her basic dressing hits all the flavor notes you want for a salad:

the tang of fresh garlic, the bite of Dijon-style mustard, and just a hint of sweet to play off the oil and vinegar. It’s as good over a simple bowl of greens as it is with a more composed salad that includes nuts, fruit, and cheese like the one we made recently."

~ Jim Dixon, founder Wellspent and Real Good Food

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Make the dressing by finely chopping the garlic (or use a microplane) and mixing it with the other ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2

Thinly slice the onion. Remove the apple’s core and cut it into thin, bite-sized pieces.

Step 3

Toss the spinach with the onion and apple, then add small pieces of the cheese. Add about half the dressing, toss to blend, then taste. Add more dressing if desired.

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Olive Oil

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PollinariaAbruzzo - Italy
$20
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Cubeb Peppercorns

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