My Favorite Salad Dressing Recipe with Balsamic Vinegar from THE HAPPY EGGPLANT

EARTH ANGEL VEGAN’S FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING… When I was switching to this way of eating (WOE) I knew I would need to eat a lot of salad, especially when eating out.  Lets face it… in a lot of restaurants sometimes a salad is all you can get when all you eat is unprocessed plant foods.  Salad dressing was a problem for me.  I had a real hard time finding one I could like let alone love.  I love this salad dressing!  The base of it is balsamic vinegar and it really does make a difference which one you use.  You really need to find a good high quality balsamic.  I have found a fantastic balsamic vinegar locally at THE HAPPY EGGPLANT.  The Happy Eggplant is an awesome small town store that has everything you could ever think of for your cooking, kitchen, and baking needs and they also happen to import an excellent balsamic vinegar.  They import this vinegar from Modena Italy and if you save your bottle you even get a discount on the refills!

I whip up this salad dressing and keep it ready made in the refrigerator and I take a little to go bottle of it with me everywhere I go!  It turns any salad into a delicious meal!

MY FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING RECIPE: 

1 cup good quality balsamic (I USE ARISTON BALSAMIC) 

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup dijon mustard (one you like the taste of)

Sometimes I add 2 tablespoons of plain hummus when I have it on hand… it adds a little more body to the dressing and some good garlic flavor!  If you are not a mustard fan drop the amount of mustard to 1/8 cup.  You can play around with the amounts in order to get the taste you like.  This particular ARISTON BALSAMIC is so good it can be used alone.  

Put your ingredients in a shaker and really shake it up.  If using a thick hummus sometimes you need a blender.  If you use a lesser quality balsamic taste it and add 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup to enhance the flavor.   

So on this small business Saturday… I would like to give a shout out to THE HAPPY EGGPLANT for the awesomeness they bring to my little town!  I encourage you to stop in and see what culinary treasures you can find and get yourself some of this amazing balsamic vinegar!  Tell them EARTH ANGEL VEGAN sent you!

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