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cream sherry vinaigrette / salad dressing

January  1, 2014
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  • Makes about 2 cups.
Author Notes

Many years ago, a friend of mine always used to keep cream sherry in our apartment. I never knew what he used it for, but when I got my own place, I bought it just out of habit and it spent months in the back of my oil/vinegar cabinet never being used. Once I finally started experimenting with it, I was pleasantly surprised. To this day, however, my favorite thing to do with it is make salad dressing with it. It's such a unique flavor - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. —Ashley Marie

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup cream sherry
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled & halved
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 large shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  1. Take the cut side of the garlic and rub against the inside of your salad dressing container. Place the garlic in the bottom of it.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake until well-combined.
  3. Serve lightly over salads, especially somewhat bitter ones like arugula.

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Rhonda35 August 19, 2014
I can't wait to try this tonight! (And I love that you just bought the sherry out of habit - don't we all have something we buy that we don't know what to do with?)