Balsamic Truffle Vinaigrette Dressing

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This Balsamic Truffle Vinaigrette Dressing is a delicious addition to any salad or vegetable. The earthy tones of the truffle, the tang of the mustard and the sweet tartness of the vinegar marry well to create a bright and complex dressing. The beautiful thing about this dressing is how versatile it is. You can simply pour it over your steamed vegetables for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner. Furthermore, you can create a delicious first course for your hauté cuisine meal utilizing this dressing in the Poached Pear Salad with Balsamic Truffle Vinaigrette.

Truffle

Truffle is used extensively in the culinary world to enhance the overall flavor of many dishes. A Truffle is an edible fungus that grows in the wild, commonly amongst tree roots. Truffle is cultivated and harvested from natural habitats which is why it is very expensive and sought after. Truffle in its raw form has a very strong and distinct flavor. Because of the exorbitant cost and demand, utilizing an oil infused with truffle affords you the flavor of truffle at a more reasonable cost.

What Truffle Oil to use for The Balsamic Truffle Vinaigrette Dressing?

White and Black Truffles oils both work great in this dressing. White truffles are usually more mild in flavor so if you want a more subtle truffle taste go for that. If you are a big fan of truffles or if you prefer stronger flavors in general, you might prefer black truffle oil.

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Balsamic Truffle Vinaigrette

A great vinaigrette dressing to add to many salads that enhances the pallet. Truffle oil has an unique flavor that provides a strong aroma and flavor when used in dressings.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 ½ cup Blended Oil 90/10
  • ¼ cup Truffle Oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard Smooth
  • 2 tbsp Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add vinegar and mustard. Whisk them together.
    mustard into vinegar
  • Begin to incorporate the blended oil, streaming it into the bowl, whisking at the same time to bind the two together.
    combining oil to vinegar
  • Add the truffle oil and whisk well.
  • Finish with confection sugar. Whisk fast to incorporate air into dressing.
  • Check the dressing with a spoon.
  • The vinaigrette should coat the back of the spoon without running.
    dressing spoon test
  • Check the taste of the dressing and adjust if needed to your pallet.

Notes

This simple vinaigrette can be used in a variety of salads. This dressing is neutral in flavor and the truffle oil enhances the flavor of other ingredients you may be eating at the same time. You can add some spices to add some heat such as chili peppers. You can also add fresh herbs such as chives, parsley and scallions for more flavor. 
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Author: Nikolaos Saragias
Calories: 1429kcal
Cost: 20
Course: How To, Sauces
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Dressing, Salad Dressing, Truffle, Vinaigrette

Nutrition

Calories: 1429kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 154g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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