How to Cook: Basic Vinaigrette

How to Cook: Basic Vinaigrette

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Recipe Rating: 3.58375
Serves 8
A quick vinaigrette at home is worlds better and usually worlds cheaper than bottled or going out for salad. Plus, substitutions are a breeze.

If you prefer less acidic flavor, balance it by adding a bit of jam, sugar or honey. Make sherry-walnut vinaigrette with: shallot + whole grain mustard + walnut oil + sherry vinegar + chervil + finely chopped toasted walnuts.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 clove garlic or small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs (chives, chervil, parsley or dill)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Method: 
In a bowl, combine garlic or shallot and mustard. Whisk in vinegar, and then oil. Stir in herbs and season with salt and pepper.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 tablespoons, 130 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 80mg sodium.
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