2 Tbsp. high-quality olive oil 1 Tbsp. traditional balsamic vinegar (or more to taste. If using red or white wine, rice or other nonaged vinegar, reduce to 2 tsp-3 tsp.) Pinch sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄ tsp. fresh basil, oregano, tarragon, thyme or
2 marjoram, minced (optional) Squeeze lemon juice (optional)
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and vinegar. Add salt, pepper and herbs and lemon juice, if using. Toss with salad and serve. Makes enough dressing to coat a large bowl of salad that will serve four to five people.