Vinegar in a Salad Dressing?......Why?

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  1. 2HBStrat

    2HBStrat Member

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    Vinegar on a salad is, imo, just nasty......does anyone here like vinegar and oil dressing or balsamic vinagrette dressing on their salads?
     
  2. Probos

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    Yes -- I like balsamic vinaigrette.

    If'n you don't like it drown your salad in Thousand Island or Ranch.
     
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    7 days a week and twice on Sunday, bro. Balsamic vinegar is where it's at.
     
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  4. korby

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    It tastes good but why oil .
     
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  5. AJS

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    Yes, its the balance of the oil and vinegar that makes it good.
     
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    First, de gustibus non est disputandum. You like what you like.

    As to "why" though? Certain combinations tend to go together very well. Combos that form contrasts, like how vinegar cuts through oil, or a Sauvignon Blanc wine cuts through duck confit, is what we're talking about here. And right along this line, which is why I picked this example, a vinaigrette salad with duck confit goes very well and is a classic pairing.
     
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    Ranch, yes.....thousand island, no....
     
  8. GGinMP

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    Balsalmic, sherry vinegar, Champagne vinegar...love them!
     
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    Balsamic and virgin olive oil. It's a wonderful dressing. I first use the oil with a pinch of salt. The oil dissolves the salt, and then add the balsamic.

    Mmm, good!
     
  10. Chrome Dinette

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    There are many ways to dress a salad, and a vinaigrette, mixed in the correct proportion, is fine with me.


    While I admit to buying blue cheese dressing occasionally, there is no reason for anyone to buy vinaigrette type salad dressings in a grocery store. You can make your own fresher and better, as well as adjust the acid/oil balance to your own taste(same goes for dressings with lemon juice instead of vinegar).
     
  11. T Dizz

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    vinegar is for douches..
     
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    I prefer an oil & vinegar salad. Good stuff.

    Peace,
     
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    Very good oil, even better vinegar.

    That's what makes for a salad where you can actually taste the greens, etc.

    If you don't like greens, embalm the salad in Ranch or something! :^
     
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  14. StanG

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    Good try, I will give you a like anyways
     
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  15. korby

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    MSG is the taste you like if you like ranch .
     
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    You couldn't very well call it "oil and vinegar" without vinegar, now could you?
     
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    little rice wine vinegar and oil is the only dressing we use!
     
  18. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    Good grocery store type ranch is hard to find, usually way too sweet. But good restaurant ranch is, well, good.

    For grocery store dressing, better to go for the ketchup and mayonnaise, er, thousand island.
     
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    Why? Because I love it. I even add Tabasco sauce on top of that. More vinegar!
     
  20. T Dizz

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    Thanks. Yeah, definitely not my best work..
    How about, "Yes, I use Salad's Eve disposable dressing".
    Meh.. I give up
     

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