Citrus - Herb Vinaigrettes: Four Easy Variations

Making your own citrus - herb vinaigrette is a snap!  Each of these easy variations contains fresh citrus  juice and zest, chopped herbs and the following four ingredients:

    •    1/2 shallot, minced
    •    1 1/2 tablespoons OLIVE & VINE French Champagne Vinegar or white wine vinegar
    •    3/4 cup OLIVE & VINE extra virgin olive oil
    •    salt and pepper, to taste

Combine these four ingredients with the citrus and herbs listed below in a medium bowl. Whisk to emulsify.  Alternately, you can combine in a jar with a lid and shake away. 

Lemon and Thyme Vinaigrette

one large lemon, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
Add the basic template ingredients to a bowl or jar and whisk or shake to emulsify.
Makes about one cup.

Blood Orange and Mint Vinaigrette

two medium blood oranges, zested and juiced
one tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
Add the basic template ingredients to a bowl or jar and whisk or shake to emulsify.
Makes about one cup.

Grapefruit and Basil

1/2 large grapefruit, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Add the basic template ingredients to a bowl or jar and whisk or shake to emulsify.
Makes about one cup.

Lime and Cilantro

2 large limes, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
Add the basic template ingredients to a bowl or jar and whisk or shake to emulsify.
Makes about one cup.