My salads are a big hit and it is all because of my secret ingredient. Instead of regular vinegar I use the most fabulous tasting fig balsamic. It’s rich and fruity. The difference in recipes is quite noticeable.

I purchase the fig balsamic from The Olive Mill, a local shop. Their products are also available online: http://www.olivemillgeneva.com/  (15.50 for 375 ml or $26.35 for 750 ml bottle.)

I am a free-hand cook who rarely follows a recipe except for baked goods. Last night I made a broccoli slaw with the fig balsamic and wrote down my ingredients and measurements for you. Adjust to your taste. This recipe may contain too much salt.

Broccoli Slaw

1 12 ounce bag of broccoli slaw (mix of broccoli and carrot)

1/3 cup chopped green onion

½ cup light olive oil

1/3 cup fig balsamic vinegar

¼ cup sugar

2 Tablespoons seasoned salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

Optional: 1 small minced jalapeno pepper

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. You will have more dressing than needed. Spoon desired amount over the slaw. Toss.

©2012, Mary K. Doyle

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