Cumin and crushed red pepper flakes add a kick to traditional balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 /2 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Whisk in the shallot, garlic, cumin, and crushed red pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly until fully incorporated, and continue to whisk for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Let the dressing sit for 10 minutes to allow the flavor to develop.

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Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fat 18.1g; sodium 20.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
Fabulous dressing that definitely adds a kick to traditional balsamic vinaigrette! I used 1/4 c. balsamic and dried minced onion vs. shallot. It was perfect over mixed greens and fresh ripe tomatoes. Update: I've made this a couple times now and added a dash of chili powder and if you like this a little sweeter try adding a pinch or two of sugar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2010
My husband liked this vinaigrette but still prefers the Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette on this site better. He rates it a 3. I don't eat salad so I have to go with that. I had fun making this though! Read More
(1)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
Fabulous dressing that definitely adds a kick to traditional balsamic vinaigrette! I used 1/4 c. balsamic and dried minced onion vs. shallot. It was perfect over mixed greens and fresh ripe tomatoes. Update: I've made this a couple times now and added a dash of chili powder and if you like this a little sweeter try adding a pinch or two of sugar. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Very yummy dressing! Had to leave out the shallot as I didn't have any so used some dried onion instead. Used very good quality balsamic and altered my oil to vinegar ratio to be more equal as we prefer them that way! Excellent will make again. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
Really great. It's 100 degrees in Los Angeles today and I've got nothing in the house. I decide to make a pasta salad with canned tuna frozen peas a mixture of 4 Italian grated cheeses and now I want I want an interesting vinigrette because I'm out of bottled dressing. I chose this one and it was outstanding. Couldn't be happier!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2009
I added red wine vinegar instead of balsamic since that was all I had on hand. I also didn't add the shallot. It was a little too oily for me but still flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
I love this one I use it with all types of salad. I mix tomatoes cucumbers and avocado with it. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2009
Perfect as is! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
Perfect for my tuna & bean salad. I used a little more mustard then called for (about 1-2 tsps.- I used Dijonnaise since that is what I had) and regular onion since I didn't have any shallots. First taste was delicious can't wait to try it after its sat in the fridge for a bit. I would reduce the olive oil a tad next time though. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
This dressing is WONDERFUL! I had a salad made did not realize I was out of dressing so I jumped on this site and it saved the day yet again. I also used onion power since I did not have a shallot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2010
Pretty good dressing but I did even out the olive oil and vinegar. I made them each 1/4 cup. It was tasty! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2010
My husband liked this vinaigrette but still prefers the Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette on this site better. He rates it a 3. I don't eat salad so I have to go with that. I had fun making this though! Read More
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