The weather in DC has been beautiful all week and I've been walking the dogs for 2 miles every day after work. I do have to admit my AC wasn't turned on the last few days (its a main switch in my building) and it was super hot in my apartment so I've been MIA. Luckily it got turned on this morning and I can finally be comfortable again. I have to share this Red Wine Vinaigrette, it is my new favorite salad dressing! It is best to use a really good extra-virgin olive oil, not the cheap stuff. I usually have at least 2 different olive oils; a cheaper one for cooking and a good one for salad dressings or dips. That is a little tip for a great salad dressing in case you were wondering. Not only is this red wine vinaigrette super easy to make, you don't even have to stir it. I put all the ingredients in a glass jar and shake it up to mix - don't forget the lid before shaking haha! I love this dressing with my other new favorite salad, a Mediterranean chicken salad (pictured below and recipe to be posted soon too). Enjoy!
Red Wine Vinaigrette
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
You may also place all ingredients in a glass jar with a screw-on lid. Tighten lid and shake it up before serving.
Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days if not serving immediately.