Wining & Dining
Flavor Pairs for Salad Flair
5/12/2014 11:52:37 AM

If we were mixing metaphors, then we’d say that the dressing is the "icing on the cake” of the perfect salad. And the secret to the dressing is the mixture of oil and vinegar. Melanie McMullen, co-owner of Crave, a specialty olive oil and fine food store in Lake Charles, says the "perfect pairing of a quality olive oil and balsamic can make the flavors explode! The secret is finding flavors that both blend well, and also bring out flavor components of the other."

She offers the following pairing suggestions for sensational salad dressings:

Basil Olive Oil & blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar

Blood Orange Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar

Persian Lime Olive Oil& Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar

Tuscan Herb Olive Oil&Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

Japanese Roasted Sesame Oil&Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted French Walnut Oil&Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Lemon Olive Oil&Fig Balsamic Vinegar

Tarragon Olive Oil&Lavender Balsamic Vinegar

Herbs de Provence Olive Oil&Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar

Chipotle Olive Oil&Jalapeno White Balsamic Vinegar

Basil Olive Oil&Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

Lemon Olive Oil&Wild Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted French Walnut Oil&Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar

Garlic Olive Oil&Golden Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar

Blood Orange Olive Oil&Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

Blood Orange Olive Oil&Espresso Balsamic Vinegar

McMullen recommends mixing the oil and balsamics with a 50/50 ratio and then adjusting to your personal taste. Crave offers free tasting of all their oils and balsamics as well as sample-size bottles.

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