This recipe for a lovely light salad is perfect for Spring. It’s a simple but elegant combination of white peaches, fresh mozzarella and prosciutto tossed in a tangy, semi-sweet dressing of lemon, honey and white balsamic vinegar. The saltiness of the prosciutto goes perfectly with the tangy dressing…
Mr. Hot and I recently enjoyed some decadent Brazilian desserts at Samba Montclair.
We sat outside and sampled Guava Mousse, Brazilian Carrot Cake - with chocolate rather than the traditional cream cheese - Passion Fruit Mousse, and Flan. All so refreshing and satisfying!
After our desserts, Ilson Goncalves, the owner of Samba Montclair, brought over a iron vessel filled with tiny gluten-free Brazilian yucca rolls.
Favourite Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
4 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic , crushed or finely chopped
3/4 cup really good extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper , to taste
Combine the balsamic vinegar, mustard and garlic in a blender or food processor. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil through the opening in the lid to process into a thick dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
I've made the dressing using a plug-in immersion blender which produced an almost mayonaisse consistency as a great deal of air was whipped into the dressing. When really thick like this it is a great addition to turkey sandwiches or even as a dip for veggies.
The Balsamic Vinegar that I prefer is Olivier 25 year old barrel aged from Italy. It's so sweet and mellow that its possible to do a full shot without making a face. Its available at Williams Sonoma, its my favorite thing in the store, I always have 2 or 3 bottles around, and even if I wasn't associated with the company I would buy it.