Agrodolce Dressing

Agrodolce Dressing

  • Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice


Put 3 tablespoons sugar in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan; shake pan often over high heat (do not stir) until sugar is liquefied and amber colored, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup dry red wine and 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (mixture will bubble vigorously and sugar will harden). Return to high heat and add 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 3/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried rosemary leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir often until caramelized sugar melts again and mixture is reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Let stand for at least 2 hours. Pour through a fine strainer set over a small bowl. Whisk in 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 55none
  • Calories from fat: 58%
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.8g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 98mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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