Easy French Vinaigrette

Ditched the bottled salad dressing and make your own classic French vinaigrette
Classic French Vinaigrette

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This following recipe is what you would call a back-pocket recipe — something you can store away in your brain and pull out whenever you need it without ever actually looking back at the recipe. It is simple, bright, balanced, flavorful, and most importantly it goes well with almost any salad. 

4
Servings
506
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Champagne vinegar, or red, white, or cider vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated with a mircoplane or finely minced
  • 1/2 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a bowl, combine mustard, vinegar, garlic, and shallot. Whisk to combine. Then, slowly pour in the oil in a steady stream while whisking vigorously. If the oil starts to pool or show up in droplets, stop adding oil and whisk until completely integrated before starting again.

Taste, and season with salt and a generous amount of freshly cracked pepper. You want the dressing to be bright and sharp in flavor. Serve over any salad.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
53g
76%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
45g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
10mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
61mg
4%
Water
3g
0%

Easy French Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Easy French Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!