Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Serves: 1 cup
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried cayenne pepper (less can be used; season to your taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice (or the juice from about a whole lemon)
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  1. Pour the vinegar in a bowl with the garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne and whisk until salt dissolves.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice.
  3. Whisk in the oil by droplets, whisking constantly. (Or place all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine.)
  4. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
Recipe by Texas Backyard Garden at