Friday, May 18, 2007

I never buy salad dressing

That is because I nearly always make it myself. This Mustard Vinaigrette is the simplest recipe and you can scale depending on the number of people to which you are serving salad. The mustard gives the vinaigrette a nice bite but isn't overwhelming and the olive oil is super healthy. And most importantly it tastes SO GOOD!

Mustard Vinaigrette

1 part real deal Dijon mustard, I recommend the brand Maille which can be found any grocery
1 part vinegar, typically I use red wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
3 parts extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste (I recently discovered course salt adds a nice crunch)

Your "parts" can be 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp vinegar, and 1 tbsp olive oil which would serve about one person. For a larger amount use 1/3 cup mustard, 1/3 cup vinegar, and 1 cup olive oil.

Whisk the mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper together. Then slowly drizzle the oil into the mustard and vinegar while whisking constantly to incorporate. Pour mixture over the salad, toss, and serve. Enjoy! And please try all sorts of varieties including adding herbs, using different vinegars, using different types of mustard, to give you some ideas.

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