Okay, folks. We’re starting small. Bear with me.
My new years day was filled with good friends and food, so I didn’t exactly dive into this project day one. But, I figured what better day than today to share my favorite vinaigrette ingredient: champagne vinegar.
I really don’t think I could tell you exactly what recipe I came across that called for champagne vinegar, but it’s my go-to for simple salad dressings. It’s not as acidic as white vinegar, not as cider-y as cider vinegar, and generally just perfect for a dressing on the sweeter side.
After endless indulgence of the holidays, a simple and fresh salad was the perfect way to ring in the new year. Mixed greens with a few fixings, including FireFly Farms’ Merry Goat Round (a market favorite of mine), and a fig vinaigrette.
As I said, simple. Nothing new to me. But I have big plans for the weekend. Promise.
Mixed Greens with Fig Vinaigrette
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp champagne vinegar
1/2 tsp fig spread (I use Dalmatia Fig Spread found at Whole Foods, and other groceries)
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cups mixed greens
1 Tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
1 Tbsp walnuts, toasted & chopped
1/2 oz of goat cheese
Combine oil, vinegar, fig spread, salt & pepper in a small jar. Cover & shake vigorously to combine well. Dress the greens, sprinkle with cranberries, nuts & cheese.
Enjoy the rest of your evening, satisfied that you didn’t order in. This was easier on the wallet & faster.