The Grill-Meister and I had a salad at a Landry’s restaurant recently and really loved the dressing. We did some Googling, got some tips, and came up with our own version. It is super-simple and really, really good, with a tangy kick that gets your taste buds to sit up and take notice.
You can make the 3-1-1 Balsamic-Honey-Dijon in 3 minutes or less, and everyone will rave about it. The name of the dressing is basically the recipe, and is how we remember the ratios of the ingredients, as in: “Let’s have a salad with that 3-1-1 dressing tonight”. Until now, of course, when we can look it up here. Documenting recipes in the Glover Gardens blog is making it so much easier to repeat culinary successes these days.
- 3 tbsp excellent quality balsamic vinegar (we get ours at the farmers market)
- 1 tbsp honey (we also get that at the farmers market)
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, or 2 tbsp if you want an extra-spicy version
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to mix well. Taste and decide if you want to max out the Dijon.
We serve the 3-1-1 dressing with a very minimalist salad, just mixed greens, halved grape tomatoes and toasted nuts, with more freshly ground pepper. You’ll have some dressing left over unless you’re making salad for a crowd, but it will keep well in the refrigerator.
This versatile dressing is also fantastic drizzled over a chicken breast, used as a marinade for grilled shrimp, tossed with heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers, or…there are a myriad of culinary uses for it. Let me know what you come up with!
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