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Sherry-Agave-Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Submitted by Chef Bob Cina, Ironside and District Wine Bar, San Francisco CA

Use to dress your favorite type of greens, vegetable salads or grilled meats, this amazing vinaigrette will become a favorite for signature dishes.


½ Cups Nature’s Agave amber agave nectar
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
¼ Cup Shallots-minced
2 Tbs fresh Thyme Leaves
¾ Cup high quality sherry vinegar
½ Cup extra virgin olive oil
2½ Cup canola oil
¾ Cup hazelnut oil
2 Tablespoons salt
½ Teaspoon black pepper
¼ Cups chopped toasted hazelnuts


1.  Add agave, Dijon, thyme & sherry vinegar to a medium size mixing bowl and whisk all ingredients together well

2.  When mixture of previous ingredients start to bubble, add slowly, a few drops at a time at first (in order to form an emulsion) the virgin olive oil and then the canola oil and then the hazelnut oil, slowly increasing to a stream as you go along.

3. Season with salt and pepper