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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Versatile Moroccan Vinaigrette

This is a yummy, savory, spice-ful vinaigrette to pour over any kind of grain or vegetable salad you can dream up. It's particularly good over sliced steamed or blanched carrots.

Ingredients:
2/3 cup olive oil
2+ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1.5 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 small clove garlic, minced (or a large roasted garlic clove)
generous pinch of cayenne
1/3 cup tightly packed parsley or cilantro, minced
1 tsp salt, or to taste
lots of freshly ground pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well. (Putting them in an old glass jar and shaking works well.) Pour over carrots, other vegetables, grains, or grain salads. Keeps in the refrigerator for two weeks. Refresh with additional fresh lemon juice and herbs if you use it more than a day or so after making it.

2 Comments:

At 5:43 PM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - I just used a very similar moroccan dressing (olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, fresh parsley, salt + pepper) recipe on a beet salad and it was delicious - and I don't even really like beets. So - a) this dressing is really excellent and b) it's good on beets too.

 
At 8:14 PM, July 13, 2006, Blogger ZT said...

looks delicious!

 

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