We’re excited to celebrate the festivities and the start of warmer weather. This time of year is ideal for lighter dishes, with tasty and interesting salads being among the most popular. Here are some of our top picks from The Essential Ingredient that is perfect for the silly season.
Delouis Champagne Vinegar AUD $14.75
Uniquely fruity and sharp, Champagne Vinegar is made using the famous sparkling wine from the Champagne-Ardennes region of France. An excellent substitute for white wine vinegar is the perfect addition to vinaigrettes, as well as chicken and fish recipes
Delouis White Wine Vinegar with Fresh Raspberries AUD $21.95
Made by adding fresh raspberries to the very finest French white wine vinegar, this White Wine with Raspberry Vinegar is light and deliciously fruity. Free from artificial colours and flavours, the addition of this vinegar introduces lighter notes and pairs well with heavier oils in vinaigrettes and salad dressings.
The Essential Ingredient Extra Virgin Olive Oil AUD $11.50 – AUD $29.95
Pressed from young Murray Valley olives, this premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil is aromatic and herbaceous, with a slightly peppery undertone, and is incredibly versatile in its nature.
The Essential Ingredient Hazelnut Oil AUD $19.95 – AUD $29.95
With a distinctly nutty aroma and flavour, Hazelnut Oil is a beautiful addition to salad dressing, imbuing the dish with something a little different. When paired with a sharp vinegar, such as the White Wine Vinegar with Fresh Raspberries, it provides a fantastic base for your leafy green salads this summer.
Al-Rabih Pomegranate Molasses AUD $7.95 – AUD $14.95
This essential of Middle Eastern cuisine is a thick, dark red syrup that is at once both sweet and tart. From pilafs and marinades, to adding depth to desserts and creating moreish salads, there are few boundaries to its uses when creating tasty and exciting dishes.
Delouis Dijon Mustard AUD $3.95 – AUD $17.50
Smooth, creamy, mild and versatile, this mustard is made from a traditional recipe in the Dijon region of France and is perfect as both an ingredient in larger dishes as well as an ideal condiment.
The Essential Ingredient Verjuice AUD $10.95 – AUD $17.95
Pressed from unripe Australian Semillon grapes, this Verjuice lends a delicate acidity to dressings and sauces and is a subtler alternative to sharp vinegars and dry white wines.
The Essential Ingredient Egyptian Dukkah AUD $9.25
Traditionally served with bread, ideally dipped first in a good olive oil, this savoury combination of hazelnuts, coriander seeds, cumin, sesame seeds, sea salt and cracked pepper is free from preservatives and other additives. Thinking outside the box, this Egyptian Dukkah is perfect sprinkled over salads, dips and steamed rice to add a taste of the Middle East to your dish.
These amazing ingredients are all designed to absorb the nutrients in your vegetables and add that extra oomph for maximum flavour so you can any salad with confidence and flavour.
All products are available at The Essential Ingredient Prahran and South Melbourne where you can buy each product individually for your pantry or wrap them up in a gift box to give to your food loving friend or family member for Christmas. While you’re there, you can also browse through The Essential Ingredient’s range of quality foods, cookware, culinary books and cooking school program.