Mendocino Farms Chipotle Vinaigrette Recipe: Elevate Your Salad Game

Elevate your salad game with Mendocino Farms' Chipotle Vinaigrette, a zesty and flavorful dressing that adds a bold kick to any salad. Here's how you can recreate this delicious dressing at home: 

Ingredients: – 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar – 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce) – 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard – 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup – 1 clove garlic, minced – Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: 1. In a small bowl or jar, combine the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, adobo sauce, Dijon mustard, honey or maple syrup, and minced garlic. 2. Whisk or shake the ingredients vigorously until well combined and emulsified.

1. Taste the vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the amount of adobo sauce for spiciness, depending on your preference. 2. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can blend the ingredients together using a blender or food processor.

1. Transfer the chipotle vinaigrette to a sealed container or jar and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. 2. When you're ready to serve, give the vinaigrette a good shake or stir to re-emulsify any separated ingredients.

This homemade version of Mendocino Farms' Chipotle Vinaigrette allows you to elevate your salad game with its bold and smoky flavor profile. Use it to dress up any salad creation and add a delicious kick that will keep you coming back for more.

Customization Options: Feel free to customize the vinaigrette according to your taste preferences. If you prefer a tangier flavor, add a splash of lime juice. For additional sweetness, increase the amount of honey or maple syrup. You can also adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less adobo sauce. 

Marinade for Protein: Use the Chipotle Vinaigrette as a marinade for grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu. Simply coat the protein in the vinaigrette and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.  

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