Saw this recipe at All Recipes and wanted to give it a try – with a few tweaks to my taste. So here’s my one serving version. I left out the sugar as I saw no reason, somewhat upped the garlic because hey garlic, and dropped the onions since it was a bit too complex a prep and I wasn’t sure what they’d add.
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 1/4 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp lime juice
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/8 tsp crushed garlic (about 1/8 a clove or so)
- 1/8 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp olive oil.
Pretty much just mixed it up and blended it then served it over baby spinach. And the result . . .
Pretty good actually. There’s a kick to it, but the sweetness of the honey seems to mitigate it – in fact it may be slightly too sweet. The taste is extremely rich and complex, and the ingredients work together well.
There’s no way I can see serving this on anything overly flavorful to begin with – it’s something for greens, spinach, etc. Might be good for a bean salad – but only white or black beans.
A few thoughts:
- It might be posible to make a curry version using curry powder instead of smoked paprika.
- The honey would be hard to cut sweet-wise. As there’s a lot to this I could see cutting the honey and adding a small amount of brown sugar.
- Trying a different vinegar may work to create different tastes.
Give this one a shot!