The sweetness of the Prosecco balances out the heat from the jalapeno.
Ingredients in Prosecco Vinaigrette
Here is what you’ll need to make the perfect Processo vinaigrette. Processo, of course, olive oil, deseeded jalapeno, pepper flakes for a bit of heat, lemon zest, and a few drizzles of honey to balance the flavors. You’ll also need mint; this will add a subtle sweet coolness to your vinaigrette. Lastly, salt and coarse black pepper. Simple and delicious!
Picking the right jalapenos for Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette Dressing
Depending on the level of heat you prefer, you can choose from green or red jalapenos. The difference between the two is the stage of ripening. Green jalapenos are in the early stage of development and tend to be mild. In contrast, red jalapenos are in their final stage of maturation and pack more heat. Either jalapeno you choose, you want to make sure the color is nice and vibrant, the pepper is firm to touch, and there are no marks or bruising.
What are the benefits of Jalapeno Peppers?
One of the most favored chili pepper varieties on the planet, jalapeno is a versatile pepper widely used in North American cuisine and has influenced various cuisines globally. Here are some of the benefits of eating jalapenos:
- Contain capsaicin that helps in weight loss
- Have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and pain from arthritis
- Are also known for blocking Substance P; a neuropeptide is a pain transmitter to the brain that causes headaches.
- The heat from jalapeno peppers can help clean up sinuses and nasal congestion
- Kill harmful bacteria in the intestines and stomach, preventing stomach ulcers
- Contain flavonoids and Vitamin A and C that help lower blood pressure
How to make Prosecco Vinaigrette?
The prosecco vinaigrette recipe is among the easiest to follow. Once you have all these ingredients, deseeded jalapeno, coarse black pepper, pepper flakes, lemon zest, mint, and honey, all you need to do is blend them in a processor or blender. Then, blitz the jalapeno vinaigrette till it emulsifies.
Do you have to refrigerate Prosecco Vinaigrette?
If you are not using all of your homemade Prosecco Vinaigrette, I recommend that you refrigerate it. This will help to cut down the growth of harmful bacterias.
What to do with leftover Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette?
You can use the Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette as a dip for veggies, stone fruit, chips, etc. It can also be used as a marinade to enhance flavors of meat, seafood dishes, dress pasta, or dress potatoes. I highly encourage you to be creative and enjoy!
- 1 jalapeno deseeded
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 1/3 cup prosecco
- ¼ cup mint
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of lemon zest
- a pinch of red pepper flakes
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blitz until emulsified then refrigerate.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
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