• Gluten Free Balsamic Vinaigrette

    by Ellen on April 17, 2013 · 4 comments


    I’ve been making the same homemade gluten free balsamic vinaigrette for years. It’s become my signature and I’m proud of it. I used to measure but after awhile I could tell just by the color and consistency when it was just right. Problem is, now I can’t give you proportions. But the truth is, I WANT you to become self-sufficient. I encourage you to try things, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, until it meets your specifications.

    One more thing. A friend of mine, Hayley Hobson (www.hayleyhobson.com), suggested I add a few drops of doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil. It was a smashing success. It took a fabulous salad dressing and made it soar. Now that I’ve become a crazed-for-doTERRA-essential-oils consultant, I’m adding the magic potions to everything I possibly can. If you’re interested in learning more about the oils, click on the far right tab in my nav bar.

    So, I’ll give you the basic template, and then I’ll let you go to town with it.

    Homemade Lavender Balsamic Vinagrette


    white balsamic vinegar

    dijon mustard

    couple of cloves of garlic, minced

    extra virgin olive oil

    squirt of agave


    1. Pour some white balsamic vinegar into a bowl or measuring cup. Maybe about ¼ cup.
    2. Add about a tsp of dijon mustard and whisk until the mustard is emulsified.
    3. Add a couple of cloves of minced garlic.
    4. Now, here comes the tricky part. Add the EVOO, whisking as you do, until it thickens. Taste as you go along until it seems just right.
    5. Add a squirt of agave or sweetener of choice.

    { 4 comments… read them below or add one }

    Deborah April 17, 2013 at 12:37 am

    What an inspired idea, Ellen! I can’t wait to try adding lavender oil to my vinagrette!


    Ellen April 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    And when you do, Deborah, you must let me know what you think, ok? Promise?


    Shayna April 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Sounds yummy! I loveee lavendar!


    Ellen April 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    It IS yummy and lovely! It’s now my favorite salad dressing!


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