Basic Vinaigrette Recipe

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A basic French sauce made of oil, vinegar and seasonings, used as a salad dressing or to coat cold vegetables, or other cold dishes.
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Servings: 2/3 cup
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • salt, ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic or shallot minced (optional)
Container: small bowl or jar with tight fitting lid
Directions
PREP
15 mins
  • In a 2 cup container, whisk vinegar, mustard and salt until salt dissolves.
  • Slowly add oil and whisk in. Add garlic/shallots and black pepper. Whisk. Season to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.

 

           (There are numerous variations of this recipe, adding herbs, different vinegars and various ingredients such as capers olives, anchovies, etc.)

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