Goat Cheese and Blackberry Vinaigrette
Source of Recipe
Jeff Mauro, Food Network
This recipe uses the GZ Base Vinaigrette recipe to make a delicious and different dressing for salad greens. It works really well with spinach or a mix of spinach, baby kale, and radicchio.
Recipe Link: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/goat-cheese-and-blackberry-vinagrette-3089112
List of Ingredients
1 cup Base Vinaigrette, recipe follows
2/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup fresh blackberries, pureed
1 tablespoon minced chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate.
FOR THE BASE VINAIGRETTE:
Iíve made a couple of adjustments to the original base recipe to make it more to our taste. We found we needed to up the acidic/salty elements. I donít think a teaspoon or so of Dijon would go amiss here. Also, he calls for the classic mixing method (shallots and vinegar in a bowl with the oils streamed and whisked in); I just put everything in my salad dressing mixer/dispenser and went to town.
1 t. water
1/4 cup + 2 T. red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced shallots
1/4 cup plus 2 T. canola oil
1/4 cup plus 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
2 3-finger pinches Kosher salt
Lots of freshly ground black pepper
Mix together all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, as necessary.
Makes 1 c.