It’s not hard to control the amount of sugar and salt in your diet when you dress your favorite salads with this homemade English Cheddar Herb Vinaigrette made with Dijon mustard and a hint of honey. –Jump to Recipe
Scratch made salad dressings and vinaigrettes are the easiest way to control salt and sugar when you are eating better for you salads and wraps. Many store bought dressings are full of additives that may not be inline with your healthy eating goals. Not too mention homemade dressings like this English Cheddar Herb Vinaigrette are soooo much tastier than then bottled stuff.
English Cheddar Herb Vinaigrette
It is super easy to create your own vinaigrettes once you master the basics. Many classic dressings are made with a 1:3 vinegar to oil ration. Personally I like more tanginess and use a 1:2 vinegar to oil ratio. You also need a hint of sweetness to balance out the flavors. Honey, agave, and maple syrup make great alternatives to sugar. The English cheddar in this recipe adds a salty element so taste it before you add any more salt.
When you store this English Cheddar Herb Vinaigrette in the refrigerator the extra virgin olive oil is going to solidify. Just set it out about 10 minutes before you want to serve it so the oil warms up. Your other option is to use a neutral oil like canola which keeps a liquid consistency when chilled.
I hope you like this English Cheddar Herb Vinaigrette recipe as much as my crew does. If you love this easy salad dressing recipe, you can find more like it by checking out my Dressings section! For recipe inspiration delivered to your inbox, subscribe to my newsletter, follow my photography journey on Instagram, and for generally inappropriate humor follow like me on Facebook!