Essential Vinaigrette

  • 1 c first cold-press extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/8 c aged balsamic vinegar 
  • 4 tbsp agave 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 
  • salt to taste 


  1. Whisk together EVOO and balsamic vinegar
  2. Whisk in agave and lemon juice
  3. Add pepper and then salt to taste

I usually make a batch of this dressing so that I can add it to salads just before serving and without having to prepare fresh. Store for 1 week in the refrigerator in this handy salad dressing mixer or in a glass jar.