Ooh, my favorite!

Basic French vinaigrette
March 30, 2010, 9:32 am
Filed under: Organic, Recipes

We eat a ton of salad every week, so here’s my favorite quick and easy recipe for a basic vinaigrette. If I’m really on my game I’ll triple the recipe so I have enough for a few days. (Just store in a mason jar or a leftover glass jar and it’s ready and waiting.)

I think a true basic vinaigrette would use regular dijon mustard and champagne vinegar, but for this go-round I used a coarse stone ground mustard with apple cider vinegar. So I don’t get bored, I’ll usually try to switch or add an ingredient here and there. Sometimes I’ll add a finely grated clove of garlic, or a diced shallot. These small changes make a big difference in the taste of the salad, so it’s a nice little cheat.

Basic French vinaigrette  (Serves 2)

–  1 Tablespoon cider vinegar

–  1 Tablespoon dijon mustard

–  few dashes Worcestershire sauce

– 1/2 teaspoon honey

–  salt and pepper to taste

–  3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, honey, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. (Or just add it in with everything else…I don’t really notice a difference.)

Toss gently with salad greens just before serving.

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