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The Condiment You Should Add To Punch Up Homemade Vinaigrettes
While there are plenty of quality salad dressings on the market, there is something special about a homemade vinaigrette on a fresh salad or spooned delicately over a main-course protein. If you like to make your dressing at home, and you want to expand beyond the basics, there's a potently flavorful ingredient you should try using.
Worcestershire sauce is a great way to give your vinaigrette a rich, umami flavor and nice tang. With a base of vinegar mixed with anchovies, molasses, tamarind, garlic, onion, and possibly more, this sauce has a unique flavor that can speak for itself, but also plays well with savory, salty, tangy, and even sweet ingredients.
In a basic vinaigrette recipe that calls for the juice of one lemon, a half cup of oil, and two tablespoons of vinegar, try adding just one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the mixture to achieve a nice balance. If you're unfamiliar with the taste of Worcestershire, start with a small amount and work your way up to adding more.