Pomegranate-Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Musings, Recipes | 1 comment

Salads have a bad reputation with wine. Showing up at a meal overdressed and acidic, like some people I know, they can kill a wine and a good meal in no time flat. While I love a sharp, tangy vinaigrette on a crisp green salad, it’s just this combo that can strip a wine of its flavor. Lettuce alone doesn’t seem to have enough umami oomph to balance the acidity of a vinegary dressing. And what I’ve learned is that for wine to really work with food, the acid and salt tastes need to balanced with the umami and sweet tastes in a dish. And vice versa. So what does that mean? Should you never have salad and wine together? For me, I now save my salad to have...

Read More