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Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups
Light brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness to Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette, complementing the Roasted Butternut Salad that is tossed with the vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, minced shallots, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until blended. Add canola oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until smooth. Whisk in pecans.