Want something to do with all those fresh herbs that are available now that springtime is here? I'm a fan of Vinaigrettes. They make great salad dressings, and awesome marinades. I love the play between the tang of a good vinegar, and the earthiness of herbs, or sweetness of citrus. So try this out the next time you are at your local Farmer's Market salivating over parsley, basil, and thyme.
Marinades can make all the difference in the way food tastes. A good Vinaigrette adds the necessary acids to balance flavors of vegetables and fruits. Mastering salad dressings will help in making you seem like a rock star chef to your friends and family.
Finding the delicate balance between sweet and sour is the challenge in making a good vinaigrette. Too much acidity, and it overwhelms the food, not enough, and it will fall flat.