Yummy salad dressing

Joined Apr 19, 2001
Just made a great dressing - okay, I copped it from Cheryl Thomas on FoodTV!:blush:

Orange Vanilla Vinaigrette

1 cup orange juice
1 vanilla bean, split
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup Japanese rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup EVO

Put OJ in a saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean, and add seeds and pod to OJ. bring to a simmer and reduce by 2/3; remove and let cool, then strain. In a bowl, mix OJ, vinegar, and garlic; add oil slowly and whisk; salt and pepper to taste.

Served on a salad of -

Arugula, sliced avocado, sliced mango, sliced red onion.

Soooo good!
Joined Aug 11, 2000
Sounds similar to a dressing I make only I start with OJ concentrate....other than that it looks the same! Love it with bibb or baby greens, hearts of palm, roasted pecans and orange slices...good with tarragon too.
Joined Feb 6, 2002
Is there a substitute for the vanilla bean? Like maybe pure vanilla extract? How much? My supermarket doesn't stock "exotic" products like vanilla beans. :rolleyes:
Joined Apr 19, 2001
You could use extract but it won't be the same. the beans really get the flavor infused throughout the oj.

What market do you shop? I can't believe you can't find vanilla beans in Jersey!!!! Try King's in Verona or Hillsdale. or shop the net - Dean and Deluca mail orders; also are you familiar with Penzey's - my favorite spice source? www.penzeys.com
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