Orange-and-Ale Vinaigrette

Sean Paxton, founder of, cooks multicourse dinners with beer. This vinaigrette, which he makes with an India Pale Ale, shows beer's lighter side.

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  • Servings: Makes 1/2 cup
KEY: Salads, Sauces & Condiments, Fast, Make Ahead, No-Cook, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 3 ounces Indian Pale Ale
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the beer with the shallot, orange zest, honey and mustard. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The vinaigrette can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Serve With

Chicory, radicchio, arugula, pecans and orange segments.

Contributed By Photo © Hector Sanchez Published June 2011

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