This spicy balsamic vinaigrette is both sweet and hot and can be used as a side sauce, marinade or a delicious salad dressing.
This delicious salad dressing recipe was created by my youngest daughter. Now that she's living on her own, she is enjoying experimenting with cooking and creating in the kitchen.
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It all started with the Hot Ones challenge, a series where celebrities are interviewed while eating increasingly hot wings. My daughter and her friends decided to host their own challenge and she fell in love with this Bravado Ghost Pepper and Blueberry Hot Sauce.
So she created a salad dressing using the hot sauce and suggested I try it and share it on the blog. It's a base of balsamic vinaigrette with honey for extra sweetness to balance the heat.
She likes to use it on a salad with plenty of veggies, nuts, and berries, topped with crumbled goat cheese.
I made it and my husband and I really liked it. I also think it would be great as a marinade or dipping sauce.
The only issue I have is making sure that it is mixed well. A bottle or jar that you can shake before pouring would be ideal.
There is plenty of heat in this dressing but the flavor punch is really good too. You can always try cutting the amount in half and then increasing it to your taste.
P.S. Do you remember Green Goddess Dressing from the '70s? How about a nice dry salad dressing seasoning mix that you can use to make a delicious vinaigrette or batch make to give out to friends. You can find these and other salad dressing ideas on my Recipes Page.
Spicy Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Bravado Ghost Pepper & Blueberry
- Combine all ingredients together in a bowl
- Whisk until combined
- Place in a shaker container or mason jar to shake before using.