This is my favorite go-to salad dressing. Except for soaking the chia seeds , it comes together so quickly. Make a double batch and you will always have a dressing handy. This dressing also works well on steamed greens and roasted veggies. Enjoy!
Makes approx. 1 1/2 Cups
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup aged balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsps. mustard (of your choice)
Pepper to taste (optional)
- In a large jar, combine 2 Tbsp. of chia seeds with the hot water. Let sit for approx. 1/2 hour, or until seeds have expanded.
- Transfer soaked chia seeds and all remaining ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer back to jar and refrigerate.
Quality of vinegars makes a big difference in taste. I use an 18-year old balsamic vinegar for my dressing.
Variation (added July 12,2016)
- instead of mustard use 1 Tbsp. of white mellow miso
Variation (added 1/27/2017)
- instead of white balsamic vinegar, use 1/4 cup of Red Wine Vinegar