oils

  • Match Game

    For thousands of years, people have utilized assorted methods to extract various types of oils, searching for that sweet, fatty substance to enhance the flavor of their food.

    Wander through the world of culinary oils to find out what's best for your cuisine.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Herbed Vinaigrette Recipe

    This herbed vinaigrette recipe can be prepared with any one of a number of dried herbs including thyme, marjoram, basil, chives, or tarragon. Also, try incorporating ½ teaspoon of Herbs de Provence.

    ¾ cup olive, peanut, avocado, or other salad oil
    ¼ cup white wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    ½ teaspoon dried herbs (any one of either thyme, marjoram, basil, chives, or tarragon)
    Kosher salt and ground white pepper (or freshly ground black pepper) to taste

    1. Combine mustard and vinegar in a glass bowl and whisk together briefly.

    2. Place the mustard-vinegar mixture along with the oil, herbs, and seasonings in a blender. Blend for about 10 seconds or until fully combined.

    3. Transfer to a glass bowl and let stand for 30 minutes to let the flavors mature. Whisk dressing immediately before serving.