Vinaigrette with Mediterranean Flavors
Why This Recipe Works
For our salad dressing recipe, we wanted to emphasize the flavor of olive oil, enhanced but not upstaged by the other ingredients. We particularly wanted to avoid nose-burning excesses of vinegar or garlic in our vinaigrette recipe. We determined that an oil to vinegar ratio of 4 to 1 satisfied most tastes. At that ratio, neither ingredient predominates, and you get a smooth, fine-tasting mixture that is neither harsh nor greasy.