Black Garlic Vinaigrette Using Your Best Olive Oil

A vinaigrette is made by creating an emulsion using oil and something acidic. My black garlic vinaigrette uses lemon juice yet has the hint of flavour of balsamic vinegar. This comes from the garlic. Use as a salad dressing or marinade.

Black Garlic Vinaigrette
Black Garlic Vinaigrette
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Fifteen working days before we left for overseas my laptop hard drive gave me a warning all was not well. But, Dave seemed to have fixed it and the first thing I did was back up my documents. My intention was to take it to the computer guru we use while we were away and let him sort it out then. But, five days later it gave up the ghost completely. Dave’s magic had not worked and my back up did not include my emails, or the last weeks’ worth of work. That did not bother me too much as I could easily catch up on the financial work that needed my attention. And as for the documents, the ones I really need are stored on another computer as well as my own.

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As for the emails I don’t have I shall have to just ask people to resend the information I discover is necessary. The positive to take from this is I have really decluttered! The negative is that my One Drive did not upload my photographs and whatever recipes I had made since my last backup all have to be redone. I loved this black garlic vinaigrette so much that it was not a bother to remake it. It is perfect with bitter greens like I have used here.

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Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Perfect to use with bitter greens
Recipe Category: Salad Dressing
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 clove black garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 5 mls Dijon mustard
  • 60 mls olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to season


  • Place the anchovy, garlic and salt into a mortar
  • Using the pestle, grind to mix together
  • Add the lemon juice and grind to combine
  • Whisk in the mustard
  • Slowly add the olive oil, whisking as you pour
  • Season to taste and use as needed
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime September 26:

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