Recipe Vinaigrette

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  • Vinaigrette
  • 4Servings
  • Preparation
  • Total
  • 96 kCal
    Per serving
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  • Category : Sauces
  • Sub-category : Cold Sauces
  • Difficulty : 1
  • See the original French version

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  • 1 bowl (or make the vinaigrette directly in the bowl you will use for your salad)
  • 1 whisk


  1. Put the vinegar in a bowl. Add the mustard (optional) at this time and mix.
  2. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  3. Gradually pour in the oil, whisking the mixture together.
  4. For a salad, you can flavor the vinaigrette with a crushed garlic clove, a small white onion (sliced), or fresh herbs: chives, tarragon, parsley, chervil, etc according to season...

Final Thoughts...

  • The mustard normally found in a basic vinaigrette dressing:
    Is optional! It is used to balance the dressing and to make it more smooth by thickening it, which compliments artichokes with vinaigrette or a leek salad

    Another classic: Use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. No mustard included, but garlic, white onion and herbs will nicely flavor the vinaigrette

    Always follow the rule of thumb: 1 part acid for every 3 parts fat Smiley

    One trick: you can prepare the vinaigrette in advance and store it in a small bottle in the refrigerator so that you always have some on hand

    Some variations:
    - Substitute the wine vinegar with sherry vinegar or with raspberry, cider, lemon, or balsamic vinegar...
    - Substitute one tablespoon of sunflower oil or canola oil with olive oil, walnut, hazelnut, or grapeseed oil...

    For a light vinaigrette dressing: view the light vinaigrette dressing recipe


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