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French dressing (vinaigrette)

French dressing (vinaigrette)

Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.

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Last modified on: July 7th 2011

For 100 ml, you will need:

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How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
7 min.7 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, in a closed jar

Step by step recipe

1 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #1Pour 2 tablespoons vinegar into a jar (old jam jar). 1 min.
2 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #2Add fine (or table) salt. 1 min.
3 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #3Put the lid on ...
4 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #4... and shake well. This is necessary to mix vinegar and salt, which works less well once oil is added. 1 min.
5 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #5Open the jar and add 6 tablespoons olive oil. 1 min.
6 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #6Then 1 teaspoon French mustard. 1 min.
7 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #7And pepper. 1 min.
8 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #8Put the lid back on the jar...
9 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #9... and shake well again to make the vinaigrette. 1 min.
10 French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #10It's ready.

You can now, if you like, add herbs, shallot, garlic, etc.
11 You can also see the complete video of this recipe.

Remarks

It's important to keep the ratio of 3 times oil to vinegar.

The more mustard you add, the thicker your vinaigrette will be.

You can prepare your vinaigrette beforehand and keep it sealed in the fridge. If you add herbs, onion or shallot, I suggest that you put them in only at the last minute, otherwise vinaigrette will "burn" them if they stay in too long. The best method is to add these to your salad, then pour on vinaigrette just before serving.

About herbs, please note that they are not just a "cosmetic" addtion, they add both flavour and finesse to your dressing. I particularly like parsley and chives, but there are many others.

I'm sure that when you have tasted your own vinaigrette, you will never buy those ersatz vinaigrettes from the supermarket again.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
821<1 gr2 gr90 gr
41 %<1 %<1 %14 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
657<1 gr1 gr72 gr
33 %<1 %<1 %11 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 100 ml : 0.40 €

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