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Classic French Vinaigrette

This is my take on a French vinaigrette. It is really easy to make, and tastes really good too! Making salad dressing can be a good option if you want something unique that will impress both guests and family alike. Buying salad dressing from the store is not a horrible thing, but with this dressing one can pick and choose how much of one ingredient to use. It is especially helpful if there is a picky eater in the family, or someone with sensitive taste buds as I can substitute ingredients if need be or add less of an ingredient that might be too strong.

This classic French Vinaigrette is what works best for our family. I like to experiment with different salad dressings, and I find that this combination of ingredients works best for this dressing. These simple ingredients when put together make something extraordinary!


Red Wine Vinegar

Dijon Mustard

Olive Oil

Coarsely Ground Black Pepper



In a medium bowl, place 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the coarsely ground black pepper. Mix with a wire whisk until blended. After well-mixed, take a 1/2 cup of olive oil and pour in a thin, steady stream into the bowl. Mix the oil with the mixture while pouring it. This will help your dressing mix evenly. Keep mixing the oil until it is completely blended.

All that needs to be done now is to either put it in some container or put it on your salad! I usually pour my dressing into a pitcher and refrigerate it.

This classic French Vinaigrette is a great way to make your salad exemplary! Bon Appetit!

(edited by Anna Weicht)

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