Fig Infused Balsamic Dressing

Fig Infused Balsamic mozzarella cracker horderves.

I love the taste of fresh figs, dried figs, or any way that figs are prepared, especially in fig balsamic vinegar. It's very concentrated so it packs a punch, and in this recipe, it is especially scrump-diddly-umptious. (Ignore my BFG movie references.)

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. Fig Infused Balsamic Vinegar (If you can't find this ingredient, don't fret! This Balsamic recipe is just as tasty without it.)
  • 3 Tbs. Cold Water
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 C Olive Oil

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food safe jar or container with an airtight lid. Give the mixture a light stir to make sure the honey didn't settle at the bottom. Start whisking your mixture, and slowly stream in your olive oil. After all of your oil has been poured into your jar, stop whisking, and screw on the jar lid. GO FOR IT. Just start shaking the dressing until it looks like everything is mixed in well. Store in the fridge once made. If your dressing gets pushed to the back of the fridge, it will separate and the oil will solidify. If that does happen, don't panic, just set it out on the counter for 15 minutes before serving and it's good as new.

See how easy that was?! You can substitute the fig balsamic vinegar for pomegranate balsamic vinegar, or you can even make this dressing without either one. It's so simple, and perfectly paired with SO many different snacks, appetizers, or even entrees. 

Here are some of my favorite ways you can use this dressing:

  • A simple dressing for a spinach, goat cheese, and fresh fruit salad. YUM! 
  • Drizzled on top of wheat crackers topped with a couple pieces of fresh mozzarella. YUM!
  • As the dressing for my tortellini pasta salad. (recipe coming soon!) YUM! 

Or you can come up with your own creative ways to use this dressing! And I would love to know. Thanks for reading, and I hope you give this one a try!

Xo, Rach