Vinaigrettes: How to shake up your own at home

We give you the tricks to keeping the flavour balanced, and after that, anything goes!

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Keep the ratios the same, measure it all into a jar and shake it up. (Illustration, Erica Collins.)
Illustrations, Erica Collins.

Switch up your salad by swapping in to new dressing. Anything goes — just keep the ratios the same. Measure everything into a jar and shake it up. Each element, from the oil, acid, and salt, to the sweet and creamy combines to make a new and exciting salad topper. Get the breakdown below.

Oils
Try extra-virgin olive oil, canola oil or avocado oil.

Acids
Try lemon or lime juice, or any vinegar.

Sweet
Try honey, sugar or maple syrup.

Creamy
Try Dijon, mayo or tahini.

 

Optional add-ins:

fresh herbs Poppy seeds shallots walnut oil Wasabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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