Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Have you ever read the labels on popular store-bought salad dressings? I always look at ingredients in the products that I buy, and I find it a little scary to read the long list of unnatural ingredients I see on salad dressing labels. I always go for brands that only include all natural ingredients, but those dressings are usually pretty pricey.

Today, I’m making the case for preparing your own salad dressing. With a base of good quality olive oil and your favorite vinegar, the flavor possibilities you can infuse into a dressing are limitless. Fresh herbs, garlic, honey, maple syrup, bacon, cheeses, or fruit can bring your dressing to life. Today, I’m using roasted garlic as the star of the show.

Ingredients

  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Read the whole recipe on Southern Boy Dishes