Sesame Mint Vinaigrette Recipe

Sesame Mint Vinaigrette Recipe
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Zac Williams

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Exotic flavors from steamy street markets from Marseille to Morocco.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1–2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, crushed then chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup light olive oil

Directions

Add all the ingredients in the order given to a mixing bowl. Blend well and chill. Store in a covered glass jar in the fridge.

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