Spicy scallion vinaigrette

Spicy scallion vinaigrette

I created this vinaigrette to drizzle on these grilled vegetable napoleons. But once I tasted it, I knew it deserved its own spot on this blog. Not only is it fabulous with anything grilled, it turns out to be a great salad dressing too, especially with summer vegetables.

The cayenne gives the vinaigrette a little kick, while the scallions add plenty of zest to it. This vinaigrette is a keeper!

Homegrown scallions

Spicy scallion vinaigrette

makes 1 cup
active time: 10 min

  1. 3 scallions – root ends and top 3″ of green leaves trimmed and cut in 1/4″ slices
  2. 2 large garlic cloves – skinned
  3. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
  5. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  6. 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  1. Place the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before using.

Spicy scallion vinaigrette

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  • Reply Viviane July 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Adora, Sandra, Ann I think this vinaigrette would go very well with grilled fish or chicken. It’s got some punch… I’ve been using it as a salad dressing too, with bitter greens and it’s a dream!

  • Reply Ann July 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Delicious! I LOVE vinaigrettes – this one looks delicious! Grilled veggies, on top of a salad ….as a soup….!

  • Reply Sandra's Easy Cooking July 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I agree with Adora…I would love this with anything grilled! sounds incredibly tasty!

  • Reply Adora's Box July 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    This would be nice on a lot of things. Grilled fish perhaps?

  • Reply Eleanor Hoh (WokStar) July 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Love this, so simple, fresh home made is best. Definitely will try this.

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