French dressing (vinaigrette)


French dressing (vinaigrette)
Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.
906,7133.9/5 for 190 ratings
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Last modified on: July 7th 2011

For 100 ml, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 50 ml 100 ml 200 ml 300 ml

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
7 min.7 min.

Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
French dressing (vinaigrette) : Photo of step #1
Pour 2 tablespoons vinegar into a jar (old jam jar).

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Stage 3
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Put the lid on properly...

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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... and shake well. This is necessary to mix vinegar and salt, which works less well once oil is added.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Open the jar and add 6 tablespoons olive oil.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Then 1 teaspoon French mustard.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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And pepper.

Stage 8
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Put the lid back on the jar...

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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... and shake well again to make the vinaigrette.

Stage 10
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It's ready.

You can now, if you like, add herbs, shallot, garlic, etc.

Stage 11
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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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
821 Kcal or 3,437 Kj< 1 gr2 gr90 gr
41 %<1 %<1 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
657 Kcal or 2,751 Kj< 1 gr1 gr72 gr
33 %<1 %<1 %11 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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