Warm Balsamic Dressing

Adapted from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rosetto Kasper

8 cloves garlic, chopped
2/3 cup Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Aunt Vera's Italian Red Wine Vinegar
3 to 6 Tbsp Aunt Angie's Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Sauté garlic in olive oil over very low heat 8 minutes or until barely colored. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon and reserve. Turn the heat to medium-high; add the vinegars to the oil. Cook a few minutes or until the acid has diffused slightly. Add brown sugar to taste, and let the mixture bubble slowly for 1 minute. Taste for sweet/tart balance. Be aware the mixture is very hot! Stir in extra brown sugar or balsamic vinegar to taste. Stir in the reserved garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Makes 8 servings

Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 144 calories; 14g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 3mg sodium; 4g total carbohydrates; 0g protein;